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Over the course of a two hundred year period, women's domestic labor gradually lost its footing as a recognized aspect of economic life in America. The image of the colonial "goodwife," valued for her contribution to household prosperity, had been replaced by the image of a "dependent" and a "non-producer." This book is a history of housework in the United States prior to the Civil War. More particularly, it is a history of women's unpaid domestic labor in the context of the emergence of an industrialized society in the northern United States. Boydston argues that just as a capitalist economic order had first to teach that wages were the measure of a man's worth, it had at the same time, implicitly or explicitly, to teach that those who did not draw wages were dependent and not essential to the "real economy." Developing a striking account of the gender and labor systems that characterized industrializing America, Boydston explains how this effected the devaluation of women's unpaid labor.

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ISBN:
9780195085617
Subtitle:
Housework, Wages, and the Ideology of Labor in the Early Republic
Author:
Boydston, Jeanne
Author:
null, Jeanne
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Home economics
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
History, American | Women
Subject:
World History-General
Publication Date:
19940120
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 figures
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.21x5.50x.76 in. .70 lbs.

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