The Little Republic

Masculinity and Domestic Authority in Eighteenth-Century Britain
Author(s): 
Harvey, Karen
ISBN: 
9780199686131
Date published: 
April 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£24.99

Karen Harvey reconstructs the distinctive relationship between the house and masculinity in eighteenth-century Britain, adding a missing piece to the history of the home. She uncovers the hopes and fears men had for their homes and families, and shows how men's public identities were grounded in their roles within those 'little republics'.