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Mother - An Unconventional History (Hardcover): Sarah Knott

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Sarah Knott

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What was mothering like in the past? When acclaimed historian Sarah Knott became pregnant, she asked herself this question. But accounts of motherhood are hard to find. For centuries, historians have concerned themselves with wars, politics and revolutions, not the everyday details of carrying and caring for a baby. Much to do with becoming a mother, past or present, is lost or forgotten. Using the arc of her own experience, from miscarriage to the birth and early babyhood of her two children, Sarah Knott explores the ever-changing habits and experiences of motherhood across the ages. Drawing on a disparate collection of fascinating material - interrupted letters, hastily written diary entries, a line from a court record or a figure in a painting - Mother vividly brings to life the lost stories of ordinary women. From the labour pains felt by a South Carolina field slave to the triumphant smile of a royal mistress pregnant with a king's first son; from a 1950s suburban housewife to a working-class East Ender taking her baby to the factory; from a pioneer with eight children to a 1970s feminist debating whether to have any; these remarkable tales of mothering create a moving depiction of an endlessly various human experience. 'Timely and fascinating' Amanda Foreman, bestselling author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire 'Heartfelt and original' Sunday Times 'I wept over Sarah Knott's Mother... The emotive power of Knott's social history flows from her excellence as a writer and storyteller' Spectator 'A stunning book. It is riveting from beginning to end' Diane Atkinson, author of Rise Up Women!: The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes 'A remarkable history - exploratory, pointillist, and intensely personal - of what it is, and has been, to be a mother.' Helen Castor, BBC presenter and author of She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth 'Mother is a moving and enlightening meditation on the most elemental, yet ceaselessly varied, of all human bonds.' Fara Dabhoiwala, author of The Origins of Sex

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Imprint: Viking
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: March 2019
Authors: Sarah Knott
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-0-241-19860-5
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900
Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Humanities > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > Feminism
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > British & Irish history
Books > History > British & Irish history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900
Books > History > World history > From 1900 > Postwar, from 1945
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LSN: 0-241-19860-7
Barcode: 9780241198605

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