A Social History of Wet Nursing in America: From Breast to Bottle / Edition 1

A Social History of Wet Nursing in America: From Breast to Bottle / Edition 1

by Janet Golden
     
 

This book examines wet nursing in America from the colonial period to the twentieth century.See more details below

Overview

This book examines wet nursing in America from the colonial period to the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521495448
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2014
Series:
History of Medicine Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Public discourse and private relations: wet nursing in Colonial America; 2. The new motherhood and the new view of wet nurses, 1780–1865; 3. Finding 'just the right kind of woman': the urban wet nurse marketplace, 1830–1900; 4. 'Victims of distressing circumstances': the wet nurse labor force and the offspring of wet nurses, 1860–1910; 5. Medical oversight and medical dilemmas: the physician and the wet nurse, 1870–1910; 6. 'Obliged to have wet nurses': relations in the private household, 1870–1925; 7. 'Therapeutic merchandise': human milk in the twentieth century; Epilogue. From commodity to gift.

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