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Upstairs/Downstairs: Domestic Servants and Mistresses in 19th and 20th Century America - Content Session Material

Theme: An Industrious People: American Economic History
Topic:  Upstairs/Downstairs: Domestic Servants and Mistresses in 19th and 20th Century America
Scholar: Gayle Fischer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History, Salem State College
Date: February 2006

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Materials selected and syllabus compiled by Gayle Fischer, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of History, Salem State College.


OVERVIEW

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REQUIRED READING

Ehrenreich, Barbara and Deirdre English, For Her Own Good:  150 Years of the Experts’ Advice to Women, Doubleday, 1978.

 Foy, Jessica H. and Thomas J. Schlereth, eds., American Home Life, 1880-1930: A Social History of Spaces and Services, The University of Tennessee Press, 1992.

Various Primary Sources follow secondary readings.

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