"A blessing to our declining years:" feminine response to filial duty in the new republic.

  • T Premo
  • Published 1984 in
    International journal of aging & human…

Abstract

This article examines the ties that bound adult daughters to their aged parents in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Despite the increasingly domestic nature of woman's sphere during this period, women frequently acknowledged ambivalence towards some aspects of filial responsibility. Adult daughters considered such duty as both appropriate… (More)

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