Steam Laundries: Gender, Technology, and Work in the United States and Great Britain, 1880-1940

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Laundries were once ubiquitous in British and American cities--products of the same historical process that created steel mills and railroads. Unlike the more familiar examples of industrialization, these cleanliness factories remained powerfully identified with domesticity. In Steam Laundries , Arwen Mohun explores broader issues of how gender has shaped how everyday work gets done, who does the work, and how the work is valued. The British-American comparison further reveals differences owing to culture, regulation, and ...

Steam Laundries: Gender, Technology, and Work in the United States and Great Britain, 1880-1940 2002, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801872464

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Steam Laundries: Gender, Technology, and Work in the United States and Great Britain, 1880--1940 1999, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801860027

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