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Defining Gender, 1450-1910

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Unlimited

Allowable Uses

Access is available on and off campus to Ryerson University students, faculty and staff.
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Description

This online project provides five centuries of advice literature for men and women of original manuscript and printed material, including a strong core of documents from the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Ephemeral material such as ballads, cartoons and pamphlets is featured alongside diaries, advice literature, medical journals, conduct books and periodicals.

Structured into five sections, Defining Gender, 1450-1910, Online addresses Conduct and Politeness (Section I), Domesticity and the Family (Section II), Consumption and Leisure (Section III), Education and Sensibility (Section IV) and The Body (Section V).