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The Contrast
Author: Cynthia A. Kierner

ISBN: 9780814747926
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 147
Published: 16 June 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 16.0 x 1.5
"This powerful and lively package of primary materials and historical context will demonstrate how historical 'forces' play themselves out on the ground. Kierner's collection offers a fresh lens on a new world struggling into being and will inspire teachers and students of all ages alike." -- Catherine Allgor, author of "A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation" The Contrast makes a real contribution to the existing scholarship on this period, it has great appeal for classroom use, and it puts back in print an amusing play that is instrumental in understanding critical issues in the new nation. The play The Contrast centers on gender roles, relations, and expectations, mocking the gender stereotypes of the day and is a rich source for understanding a host of political and social issues in the Early Republic. It is funnyeven to a modern audienceand replete with literary references. -- Charlene M. Boyer Lewis, author of "Ladies and Gentlemen on Display: Planter Society at the Virginia Springs, 1790-1860"-- Norma Basch, author of "Framing American Divorce: From the Revolutionary Generation to the Victorians"

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