By Sarah M. S. Pearsall
The extra lucky people who hence chanced on themselves "all at sea" have been in a position to use family members letters, with attendant emphases on familiarity, sensibility, and credits, in an effort to stay attached in instances and locations of substantial disconnection. Portraying the relations as a unified, affectionate, and satisfied entity in such letters supplied a way of surmounting issues approximately societies fractured by way of actual distance, worldwide wars, and extending social stratification. it could possibly additionally offer social and fiscal leverage to person women and men in yes situations.
Sarah Pearsall explores the lives and letters of those households, revealing the occasionally surprising tales of these divided by way of sea. Ranging around the Anglophone Atlantic, together with mainland American colonies and states, Britain, and the British Caribbean, Pearsall argues that it was once this increasing Atlantic world-much greater than the yank Revolution-that reshaped modern beliefs approximately households, up to households themselves reshaped the transatlantic world.
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Atlantic Families: Lives and Letters in the Later Eighteenth Century by Sarah M. S. Pearsall