The United States
From Front Porch to Back Seat focuses exclusively on the history of courtship in this country.
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.
This refers to the system of wooing that took over with the rise of youth culture in the aftermath of World War I.
This term arose after World War II and referred to the period in a couple's relationship which preceded their engagement and marriage.
While this was restricted within the dating system, it became looser over time.
These are shown in the book to be highly variable and responsive to changes in social attitudes and economic developments.
This personal concept...
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