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Author Dublin, Thomas, 1946-

Title Transforming women's work : New England lives in the industrial revolution / Thomas Dublin
Published Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1994
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 324 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Women and rural outwork -- Lowell millhands -- Lynn shoeworkers -- Boston servants and garment workers -- New Hampshire teachers -- Workingwomen in New England, 1900
Summary From diaries, letters, account books, and censuses, Dublin reconstructs employment patterns across the century as he shows how wage work increasingly came to serve the needs of families, rather than of individual women. He first examines the case of rural women engaged in the cottage industries of weaving and palm-leaf hatmaking between 1820 and 1850. Next, he compares the employment experiences of women in the textile mills of Lowell and the shoe factories of Lynn. Following a discussion of Boston workingwomen in the middle decades of the century - particularly domestic servants and garment workers - Dublin turns his attention to the lives of women teachers in three New Hampshire towns
Analysis United States
Women Employment History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-315) and index
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Subject Industrial revolution -- New England.
Wages -- Women -- New England -- History.
Women -- Employment -- New England -- History.
New England -- Economic conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1501723820 (electronic bk.)
9781501723827 (electronic bk.)