The Great American Housewife: From Helpmate to Wage Earner, 1776-1986

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In this innovative historical survey, Annegret S. Ogden addresses the need for the modern housewife to adapt to the additional role of wage earner. By examining a variety of diaries, letters, domestic fiction, and household books of the past two centuries, as well as solid statistical and historical data, she seeks not only to uncover the motivations and origins of the typical American housewife, but also to discover an alternative life pattern that has characterized a virtually unrecognized minority of American women. ...

The Great American Housewife: From Helpmate to Wage Earner, 1776-1986 1986, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT

ISBN-13: 9780313247521

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