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Author Gamber, Wendy, 1958- author

Title The boardinghouse in nineteenth-century America / Wendy Gamber
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (236 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : Houses and homes -- Away from home -- Keeping house -- "The most cruel and thankless way a woman can earn her living" -- Boarders' beefs -- Nests of crime and dens of vice -- "Will they board, or keep house?" -- Charity begins at home -- Epilogue : "Decay of the boarding-house"
Notes Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-206) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Boardinghouses -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Lodging-houses -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 080188571X (alk. paper)
9780801885716 (alk. paper)
9781421402598 (e-book)