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This book was published with the assistance of the Greensboro Women’s Fund of the University of North Carolina Press.

Founding Contributors: Linda Arnold Carlisle, Sally Schindel Cone, Anne Faircloth, Bonnie McElveen Hunter, Linda Bullard Jennings, Janice J. Kerley (in honor of Margaret Supplee Smith), Nancy Rouzer May, and Betty Hughes Nichols.

© 2018 The University of North Carolina Press

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The University of North Carolina Press has been a member of the Green Press Initiative since 2003.

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Names: Doyle, Nora, author.

Title: Maternal bodies : redefining motherhood in early America / Nora Doyle.

Description: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018] | Includes bibliographical references and index.

Identifiers: LCCN 2017026941 | ISBN 9781469637181 (cloth : alk. paper) | ISBN 9781469637198 (pbk : alk. paper) | ISBN 9781469637204 (ebook)

Subjects: LCSH: Motherhood—Social aspects—United States—History. | Women—United States—History. | Human body—Social aspects—United States.

Classification: LCC HQ759 .D69 2018 | DDC 306.874/3—dc23 LC record available at 2017026941

Cover illustration: Portrait of unidentified woman breastfeeding a baby (ca. 1848). Courtesy of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University.

Portions of chapters 3 and 4 were previously published as “ ‘The Highest Pleasure of Which Woman’s Nature Is Capable’: Breast-Feeding and the Sentimental Maternal Ideal in America, 1750–1860,” Journal of American History 97:4 (2011): 958–973. Used here with permission.

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