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By Gore Vidal

ISBN-10: 0375708723

ISBN-13: 9780375708725

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire sequence spans the heritage of the U.S. from the Revolution to the post-World warfare II years. With their large canvas and big solid of fictional and ancient characters, the novels during this sequence current a landscape of the yankee political and imperial adventure as interpreted by way of one among its so much worldly, figuring out, and ironic observers.

The centennial of the USA was once celebrated with nice fanfare--fireworks, exhibitions, pious calls to patriotism, and maybe the main underhanded political machination within the country's background: the robbery of the presidency from Samuel Tilden in prefer of Rutherford B. Hayes. This was once the Gilded Age, whilst robber barons held the handbag strings of the country, and the get together in energy was resolute to stick in strength. Gore Vidal's 1876 provides us the inside track of the day during the eyes of Charlie Schuyler, who has again from exile to regain a misplaced fortune and manage a wedding into big apple society for his widowed daughter. And even if Tammany corridor has faltered and Boss Tweed has fled, the results of corruption achieve deep, even into Schuyler's family.

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By Gore Vidal

ISBN-10: 0375708723

ISBN-13: 9780375708725

Gore Vidal's Narratives of Empire sequence spans the heritage of the U.S. from the Revolution to the post-World warfare II years. With their large canvas and big solid of fictional and ancient characters, the novels during this sequence current a landscape of the yankee political and imperial adventure as interpreted by way of one among its so much worldly, figuring out, and ironic observers.

The centennial of the USA was once celebrated with nice fanfare--fireworks, exhibitions, pious calls to patriotism, and maybe the main underhanded political machination within the country's background: the robbery of the presidency from Samuel Tilden in prefer of Rutherford B. Hayes. This was once the Gilded Age, whilst robber barons held the handbag strings of the country, and the get together in energy was resolute to stick in strength. Gore Vidal's 1876 provides us the inside track of the day during the eyes of Charlie Schuyler, who has again from exile to regain a misplaced fortune and manage a wedding into big apple society for his widowed daughter. And even if Tammany corridor has faltered and Boss Tweed has fled, the results of corruption achieve deep, even into Schuyler's family.

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Furthermore, it was positively disregarded in works that presented the family as a shared enterprise, one in which the aim was to consolidate and increase economic resources. 39 The book takes the reader through distilling, pickling, confectionary, instructions for men and women buying goods at market, and finally rules for good house-keeping. As the title indicates, there is a patriotic theme to the book. 40 But significantly, the riches, plenty, and pleasure resulting from the book’s method accrue to the individual households not the nation, a situation that was to change: ‘THE good Management of Houshold-Affairs is not only commendable, but turns to much Profit and Advantage; .

See Lisa Smith, ‘The Relative Duties of a Man: Domestic Medicine in England and France, ca. 1685–1740’, Journal of Family History, 31, 3 (2006), pp. 237–56, and also the discussion of medicine recipes in men’s writing, Chapter 5, pp. 126–7. 125 See Alexandra Shepard, Meanings of Manhood in Early Modern England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003) for an account of relationships between patriarchal, anti-patriarchal, and alternative models of manhood, and the increasing importance of social status in the representation and application of these.

Com Introduction 23 is oeconomy that is most useful in understanding men’s (and arguably women’s) engagements with the domestic. Oeconomy necessarily combined day-to-day management (housekeeping or domestic economy) and the macro- or global management of people and resources (governance or domestic patriarchy). 124 Oeconomy was, first, a specific way of organizing the household. But, second, oeconomy was also a discourse that comprised values, structures, and practices. These could be adapted by people in differing circumstances and referred to or understood as ‘oeconomical’ and they shaped some of the ways in which men’s actions in the domestic were understood.

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