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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Van Rensselaer, Martha

Edward L. Lach, Jr..

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Household Behaviour and Family Economics. 958 words.

Van Rensselaer, Martha (21 June 1864–26 May 1932), home economist, was born in Randolph, Cattaraugus County, New York, the daughter of Henry Killian Van Rensselaer, a shopkeeper, and his...

Woolman, Mary Raphael Schenck

Cecil Kirk Hutson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Education. 1208 words.

Woolman, Mary Raphael Schenck (26 April 1860–01 August 1940), educator and author, was born in Camden, New Jersey, the daughter of Joseph Schenck, a physician, and Martha McKeen. As a child...