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dc.contributor.authorCoffman, Amy Virginiaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:34:27Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:34:27Z
dc.date.issued2009-04-23en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04272009-213906en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31979
dc.description.abstractLife in the eighteenth-century Tidewater was set against the grim specter of death. Children were especially vulnerable, perishing with disheartening frequency throughout the century. Yet despite the high rates of child mortality, Tidewater culture underwent a revolution in regard to the eighteenth-century family. Children became the emotional focus of the family, becoming cherished for their youthful capering and playful nature. However, child death was no less common. The way in which parents coped with the death of a child changed throughout the century, reflecting the emotionalized understanding of children and childhood. The rituals surrounding the death of a childâ from preparations for burial, the funeral, and lasting commemorationsâ evolved over the course of the eighteenth century, reflecting the new place of the child within the eighteenth-century family and the emotional trauma felt by the family after the death of a child.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartAmyCoffmanETDMay14.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectVirginia--Tidewateren_US
dc.subjectsocietyen_US
dc.subjectmortalityen_US
dc.subjectinfant; Childhood--eighteenth centuryen_US
dc.subjecteighteenth century; Death--childhooden_US
dc.subjectmortalityen_US
dc.subjectfamilyen_US
dc.subjectcultureen_US
dc.title"To the Memory of Sweet Infants": Eighteenth-Century Commemorations of Child Death in Tidewater, Virginia.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJones, Kathleen W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberThorp, Daniel B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEkirch, A. Rogeren_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04272009-213906/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-04-27en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-06-10
dc.date.adate2009-06-10en_US


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