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Author Doyle, Nora, author.

Title Maternal Bodies Redefining Motherhood in Early America / Nora Doyle.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2019

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (xii, 272 pages) : illustrations ;
Series Book collections on Project MUSE.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents In search of the maternal body -- The tyrannical womb and the disappearing mother: the maternal body in medical literature -- Writing the body: the work of the body in women's childbearing narratives -- The highest pleasure of which woman's nature is capable: breastfeeding and the emergence of the sentimental mother -- Good mothers and wet nurses: breastfeeding and the fracturing of sentimental motherhood -- The fantasy of the transcendent mother: the disembodiment of the mother in popular feminine print culture -- Imagining the slave mother: sentimentalism and embodiment in antislavery print culture -- In search of the maternal body past and present.
Access Open Access Unrestricted online access
Local Note Project Muse Project Muse Open Access
Subject Human body -- Social aspects -- United States.
Women -- United States -- History.
Motherhood -- Social aspects -- United States -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Project Muse. distributor
ISBN 9781469637204
9781469637181 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781469637198 (pbk : alk. paper)