City of Women: Sex and Class in New York, 1789-1860 / Edition 2

City of Women: Sex and Class in New York, 1789-1860 / Edition 2

by Christine Stansell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0252014812

ISBN-13: 9780252014819

Pub. Date: 09/28/1987

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252014819
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
09/28/1987
Edition description:
Illini Books ed
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
817,652
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction xi
Part One Precarious Dependencies: Women in the Republican City, 1789--1820 1(38)
Female Work and Poverty
3(16)
The Problem of Dependency: Men and Women, Rich and Poor
19(20)
Part Two The Politics of Sociability, 1820--1850 39(64)
Women in the Neighborhoods
41(22)
Places of Vice: Views of the Neighborhoods
63(13)
Women and Men
76(27)
Part Three Wage Work 103(66)
Harrowing Truths: Manufacturing Work
105(25)
Women and the Labor Movement
130(25)
Domestic Service
155(14)
Part Four The Politics of the Streets, 1850--1860 169(56)
Women on the Town: Sexual Exchange and Prostitution
171(22)
The Uses of the Streets
193(32)
Conclusion
217(8)
Appendix: Tables 225(4)
Notes 229(56)
A Note on Sources 285(6)
Index 291

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