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The season : a social history of the debutante / Kristen Richardson.

Richardson, Kristen, (author. ).
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Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 305.4821 RIC (Text) 78731000513306 New NF Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781432877002
  • Physical Description: 457 pages (large print) : illustrations, 6 unnumbered pages of plates ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliography: p. 435-454.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: too many daughters -- The girl standard: understanding the currency of daughters -- Revolution and republic: the antebellum North -- Frozen in time: the antebellum South -- The four hundred and beyond: old New York -- Transatlantic crossings: the gilded age -- The Bright young people: an old ritual at the dawn of the modern -- Café society, celebrity, and conformity: 1930s-1980s -- Prophets, krewes, and fiesta queens: the modern South -- Creating a black elite: debutantes in African American society -- Nouveau now: the debutante reimagined -- Afterword -- Acknowledgments -- Notes.
Summary, etc.:
"Kristen Richardson, from a family of debutantes, chose not to debut. But as her curiosity drove her to research this enduring custom, she learned that it, and debutantes, are not as simple as they seem. The Season shares the captivating stories of these young women, often through their words from diaries, letters, and interviews that Richardson conducted at balls. The debutantes give voice to an array of complex feelings about being put on display, and about what their future in society or as wives might be. Richardson has uncovered its extensive cultural influence on the lives of daughters and how they have come to marry." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: Debutantes.
Debutante balls.
Women's studies.
Upper class women.
Social life and customs.
Genre: Large type books.
Nonfiction novels.

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