The Boardinghouse in Nineteenth-Century America


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In nineteenth-century America, the bourgeois home epitomized family, morality, and virtue. But this era also witnessed massive urban growth and the acceptance of the market as the overarching model for economic relations. A rapidly changing environment bred the antithesis of "home": the urban boardinghouse. In this groundbreaking study, Wendy Gamber explores the experiences of the numerous people -- old and young, married and single, rich and poor -- who made boardinghouses their homes.

The Boardinghouse in Nineteenth-Century America 2007, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801885716