Emily: The Diary of a Hard-Worked Woman

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"Oh how I do wish I could have a little help in maintaining my home. I shall dread the cold winter so much. I don't have very good success getting employment," wrote Emily French in her diary in 1890. Emily was recently divorced but received no alimony or child support. She worked as a laundress, cleaning woman, and nurse, first in the farming community of Elbert, Colorado, then in the growing city of Denver, the mining town of Dake, and back into Denver. Emily's diary discloses an example of the desperate lives lived by ...

Emily: The Diary of a Hard-Worked Woman 2003, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803268616

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Emily: The Diary of a Hard-Worked Woman 1987, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803228726

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