Star-Spangled Manners: In Which Miss Manners Defends American Etiquette (For a Change)

Star-Spangled Manners: In Which Miss Manners Defends American Etiquette (For a Change)

Judith Martin


American manners - a contradiction in phrases? no longer so, says the doyenne of yank etiquette, during this portrayal of the innovative drama of America's home-grown customs. pushed by means of goals of equality for all and stardom for every, americans have constantly been desirous to try the criteria of social behaviour and create their very own principles for interplay. during this perceptive and historically-informed e-book, America's specialist on manners reminds her readers that after the Founding Fathers created a revolution within the identify of person liberty and equality, additionally they took a stand opposed to hierarchical eu etiquette in favour of simplicty over rite and private dignity over obsequiousness to rulers. during this publication, Judith Martin performs homage to American manners and recounts with wit how this etiquette of egalitarian appreciate used to be formed.

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