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The Resource Wilberforce : family and friends, Anne Stott

Wilberforce : family and friends, Anne Stott

Label
Wilberforce : family and friends
Title
Wilberforce
Title remainder
family and friends
Statement of responsibility
Anne Stott
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the age of thirty-seven, after a very short courtship, William Wilberforce married Barbara Spooner, the daughter of a Midlands industrialist, and their first child was born in the following year. His family life brought him both happiness and anxiety. Convinced that he had been 'too long a Bachelor', he lacked confidence in his ability to be a good husband and father. A great deal has been written about Wilberforce's role in the abolition of the slave trade, but far less about his private life. Yet this is the man who exchanged his prestigious Yorkshire constituency for an undemanding pocket borough in order to devote himself to his family. In her innovative study, Anne Stott casts fresh light on the abolitionist and his friends, the group of Evangelical philanthropists retrospectively named the Clapham sect. While the men occupied important public roles they were also deeply committed to the ideal of domesticity. The ideology of the period depicted the middle-class home as a place of tranquil retreat from the cares and temptations of public life, though the family crises depicted in this study show that the reality was always more complex. With varying degrees of success, the Clapham men and women brought their Evangelical piety to their patterns of courtship and marriage, their philosophy of child-rearing, and their strategies in coping with death and bereavement. For the first time, much of this story is told from the perspective of the wives, and it is primarily through their voices that the book's themes of the family, women and gender, childhood and education, sexuality, and intimacy are explored."--Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stott, Anne
Dewey number
274.20810922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA522.W6
LC item number
S76 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilberforce, William
  • Wilberforce, William
  • Wilberforce, William
  • Legislators
  • Abolitionists
  • Philanthropists
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Wilberforce : family and friends, Anne Stott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [314]-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The Abolitionist and his Circle. The Merchants' Children ; The Great Change ; 'Our Clapham Schemes'. -- Part II: In Search of a Wife. Wilberforce: Love and War ; 'Serious Duties': Henry Thornton and Marianne Sykes ; 'Jacob and Rachel': Zachary Macaulay and Selina Mills ; 'Too precipitate'?: William Wilberforce and Barbara Spooner. -- Part III: The Families on the Common. 'Valuable Friends' ; Helpmeets ; Children ; White Death. -- Part IV: The Wilberforces at Home. 'Domestic Publicity' ; 'Ten Thousand Anxieties' ; Elizabeth: a Daughter's Dilemma ; The Rolling Stone ; Afterlife
Control code
761380034
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780199699391
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012372743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)761380034
Label
Wilberforce : family and friends, Anne Stott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [314]-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: The Abolitionist and his Circle. The Merchants' Children ; The Great Change ; 'Our Clapham Schemes'. -- Part II: In Search of a Wife. Wilberforce: Love and War ; 'Serious Duties': Henry Thornton and Marianne Sykes ; 'Jacob and Rachel': Zachary Macaulay and Selina Mills ; 'Too precipitate'?: William Wilberforce and Barbara Spooner. -- Part III: The Families on the Common. 'Valuable Friends' ; Helpmeets ; Children ; White Death. -- Part IV: The Wilberforces at Home. 'Domestic Publicity' ; 'Ten Thousand Anxieties' ; Elizabeth: a Daughter's Dilemma ; The Rolling Stone ; Afterlife
Control code
761380034
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780199699391
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2012372743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)761380034

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