Brothers and Sisters: Sibling Relations in American Culture at the Turn of the Century
Professor Crista DeLuzio is Associate Professor and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professorin the William P. Clements Department of History at SMU. Dr. DeLuzio’s manuscript project isBrothers and Sisters: Sibling Relations in American Culture at the Turn of the Twentieth Century.
"My project examines the role of sibling relationships among children and adolescents in.American culture and society during the period from 1870 to1930. Itexplores the ways in which changing meanings and experiences of the relationships among brothers and sisters reflected and also helped to facilitate the marked changes in gender, sexual, age,and race relations; modes of child rearing; and family size, form, function, and values that historians have long associated with the transition from the Victorian era to the modern age. Ultimately, my study hopes to reveal what brothers and sisters from various social backgrounds meant to one another and to the widersociety during a transitional and transformative period in U.S. history." - Professor Crista DeLuzio