Women of the commonwealth: work, family, and social change by Susan L. Porter

By Susan L. Porter

Those essays mirror the complexity and richness of present scholarship in women's background. trained by means of a number of resource fabrics and methodologies, the 10 chapters holiday down a generalized build of "womanhood" to discover the dynamics among gender, race, ethnicity, and class.

The first element of the publication makes a speciality of women's paintings, paid and unpaid, and the results of sophistication, ethnicity, and gender at the constitution of the task marketplace and on strength kinfolk in the kin. the second one part revisits the idea that of "sisterhood" through ladies relating to their households, social and cultural networks, and civic and personal associations. The editor's creation units the essays within the present historiographical context of women's reviews and gives a bibliographical essay for the nonspecialist reader.

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Skilled trades represent dressmakers, tailors, needleworkers, mantuamakers, bookbinders, and basketmakers. ployment choices based on her personal goals and assessment of opportunities. 1 percent) in the final cohort (see Table 2) chose to remain in domestic service after completing their indentures, even though they were offered alternatives and had all received fifty dollars in cash when they fulfilled their contracts. 5 percent in the previous cohort), and most stayed in service when they changed jobs.

Publisher : University of Massachusetts Press isbn10 | asin : 1558490043 print isbn13 : 9781558490048 ebook isbn13 : 9780585153926 language : English subject Women--Massachusetts--History--19th century--Congresses, Women--Employment--Massachusetts--History--19th century--Congresses, Massachusetts--Social conditions--Congresses. 4/09744/09034 subject : Women--Massachusetts--History--19th century--Congresses, Women--Employment--Massachusetts--History--19th century--Congresses, Massachusetts--Social conditions--Congresses.

For useful summaries of this transformation see Peter Novick, That Noble Dream: The "Objectivity Question" and the American Historical Profession (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988); Joyce Appleby, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret Jacob, Telling the Truth about History (New York: W. W. , The New American History (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990). , Feminism/Postmodernism (New York: Routledge, 1990). In one of the chapters in de Lauretis, "Writing History: Language, Class, and Gender," Carroll Smith Rosenberg revisits the subject of her Religion and the Rise of the American City: The New York City Mission Movement, 18121870 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1971) from a postmodern perspective.

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