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Everyday Life and Women in America, c.1800-1920

This collection documents in compelling detail the social and cultural forces that shaped the everyday lives of Americans from 1800 to 1920.

It provides:
* Fully-searchable access to 75 rare periodicals ranging from Echoes of the South (Florida) and the Household Magazine (North Carolina) to Lucifer the Lightbearer (Chicago), The Heathen Woman's Friend (Boston) and Women's Work (Georgia).
* A rich collection of rare pamphlets.
* A full run of Town Topics from the New York Public Library, 1887-1923.
* Hundreds of monographs illuminating all aspects of family life all of which have been screened against Gerritsen, Shaw-Shoemaker, and other relevant projects to avoid needless duplication.
* Insightful contextual essays by leading scholars that will help to point students at valuable resources.
* Strong coverage of prescriptive literature and manuals for domestic management telling us much about the organisation of the home.

There is excellent material for the study of families and home life in the South and in the North, and coverage of topics as diverse as religion, race, education, employment, politics, marriage, sexuality, health, childhood, fashion, gossip, travel, entertainment and popular pastimes.

Full-Text yes
Subjects history; arts and sciences; social sciences
Author/Provider Adam Matthew Digital
Coverage 1800-1920
Off-Campus Access yes
Simultaneous Users unlimited
Restrictions Use of this resource is governed by a license agreement which restricts its use to current Salem State faculty, staff, students and to individuals who use the Salem State Library's facilities. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that he or she uses this product only for individual, noncommercial use without systematically downloading, distributing (including coursepacks), or retaining substantial portions of information. The use of software such as scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in loss of access to this resource for the entire Salem State community.