Women in New York City before 1860 Essay by Master Researcher

Women in New York City before 1860
Discussion of the economic, sexual, and social conditions of working class women in New York prior to 1860.
# 32039 | 1,150 words | 1 source | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 21, 2003 in Women Studies (General)

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New York City's working class women, from the late 18th century to 1860, were hampered by various economic, sexual and other social conditions. Stansell's City of Women explains the factors shaping the women's position within a certain North American and urban environment. It appears that the prime impediment was the prevailing view of the respectable woman's role related to domesticity in contrast with bourgeois life.

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