Emotional Change - Research Article from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Social Change

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(circa 1950s) The socially acceptable way to express emotions changed dramatically during the twentieth century.

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1830–1919 ∼ Tentative Expression of Emotions

Emotions are gender specific / Reason, not love, should determine marriages / Dolls’ wardrobes include mourning clothes and caskets (1870) / Women begin to express favorable opinions about sex but in moderation (1890s) / Sibling rivalry recognized as unhealthy (early 1900s) / Public display of grief is attacked (early 1900s) / Much death caused by WWI and the flu epidemic desensitizes people to death (1918–1919)

MILESTONES: Thousands of Indians die during forced relocation on the “trail of tears” (1831–1838) • First use of anesthetic (ether) on humans in the U.S. (1842) • Michigan abolishes capital punishment (1847) • Female moral reformers attack prostitution as product of male lust (1850s) • Queen Victoria dies, ending the Victorian era; Edwardian era begins (1901) • Mammography developed to detect breast cancer (1913) • Child labor abuse made a federal crime (1916)

1920–1929 ∼ Milestones for Emotional Change

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