Foul Bodies

Cleanliness in Early America
Author(s): 
Brown, Kathleen M.
ISBN: 
9780300171556
Date published: 
March 2011
Paperback
Price: 
£20.00
Pages: 
464

States that a nation's standards of private cleanliness reveal much about its ideals of civilization, fears of disease, and expectations for public life. Starting with the shake-up of European practices that coincided with Atlantic expansion, this title traces attitudes toward 'dirt' through the mid-nineteenth century.