Objects & Places from From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-century America

Beth L. Bailey
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The United States

From Front Porch to Back Seat focuses exclusively on the history of courtship in this country.

College Campuses

Students at these settings often started courtship trends that spread to the wider population over time.

The Call System

This refers to the structure of wooing in which gentlemen would drop by and visit their desired mates.

Dating

This refers to the system of wooing that took over with the rise of youth culture in the aftermath of World War I.

Going Steady

This term arose after World War II and referred to the period in a couple's relationship which preceded their engagement and marriage.

Sexual Intimacy

While this was restricted within the dating system, it became looser over time.

Cultural Norms

These are shown in the book to be highly variable and responsive to changes in social attitudes and economic developments.

Gender Identity

This personal concept...

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