Women of the Commonwealth

Women of the Commonwealth

Work, Family, and Social Change in Nineteenth-century Massachusetts

eBook - 1996
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Blackwell North Amer
These essays reflect the complexity and richness of current scholarship in women's history. Informed by a variety of source materials and methodologies, the ten chapters break down a generalized construct of "womanhood" to explore the dynamics between gender, race, ethnicity, and class.
The first section of the book focuses on women's work, paid and unpaid, and the effects of class, ethnicity, and gender on the structure of the job market and on power relations within the family. The second section revisits the concept of "sisterhood" by looking at women in relation to their families, social and cultural networks, and civic and private institutions. The editor's introduction sets the essays in the current historiographical context of women's studies and provides a bibliographical essay for the nonspecialist reader.

Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©1996
ISBN: 9780585153926
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 240 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Porter, Susan L.


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