Introduction: The literature of modern American domesticity -- Delegating domesticity: white women writers and the new American housekeepers -- Dialoging domesticity: resisting and assimilating "The American lady" in early Mexican American women's writing -- Regulating domesticity: Carlisle School's publications and children's books for "American princesses" -- Practicing domesticity: from domestic outing programs to sovereign domesticity -- Epilogue. Fashioning femininity: "Types of American girls"; "Types of Indian girls"; and the "Wrong kind of [Mexican] woman" -- Appendix
This work provides a compelling explanation of something that has bedeviled a number of feminist scholars: Why did popular authors like Edna Ferber continue to write conventional fiction while living lives that were far from conventional?
Includes bibliographical references and index
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