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Women of the Commonwealth: Work, Family, and Social Change in Ninteenth-Century Massachusetts

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These essays reflect the complexity and richness of current scholarship in women's history. Informed by a variety of source materials and methodologies, the ten chapters break down a generalized construct of "womanhood" to explore the dynamics between gender, race, ethnicity, and class. The first section of the book focuses on women's work, paid and unpaid, and the effects of class, ethnicity, and gender on the structure of the job market and on power relations within the family. The second section revisits the concept of ...

Women of the Commonwealth: Work, Family, and Social Change in Ninteenth-Century Massachusetts 1996, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558490055

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