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From the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History & Culture, Duke University and the New York Public Library.

Further information on this digital resource can be found on our website www.amdigital.co.uk.

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.
  • 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.

Everyday Life & Women in America, c1800-1920


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