Just a Housewife: The Rise and Fall of Domesticity in America

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Just a Housewife: The Rise and Fall of Domesticity in America - Matthews, Glenna (Preface by)
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Housewives are a vast portion of humanity, yet they have received very little attention, let alone respect. Now Glenna Matthews, who spent many years as "just a housewife" before becoming a scholar of American history, sets out to redress this imbalance. What she has found will surprise many readers: While there was always greater esteem for the male world of work, in the mid-nineteenth century, she maintains there was such widespread reverence for the home that housewives had considerable self-respect. The early stages of ...

Just a Housewife: The Rise and Fall of Domesticity in America 1989, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780195059250

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"Just a Housewife": The Rise and Fall of Domesticity in America 1987, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195038590

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