From Beacon Hill to the Crystal Palace: The 1851 Travel Diary of a Working-Class Woman

From Beacon Hill to the Crystal Palace: The 1851 Travel Diary of a Working-Class Woman

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by Lorenza Stevens Berbineau
     
 

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Because prior studies of American women's travel writing have focused exclusively on middle-class and wealthy travelers, it has been difficult to assess the genre and its participants in a holistic fashion. One of the very few surviving working-class travel diaries, Lorenza Stevens Berbineau's account provides readers with a unique perspective of a domestic servant in… See more details below

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Because prior studies of American women's travel writing have focused exclusively on middle-class and wealthy travelers, it has been difficult to assess the genre and its participants in a holistic fashion. One of the very few surviving working-class travel diaries, Lorenza Stevens Berbineau's account provides readers with a unique perspective of a domestic servant in the wealthy Lowell family in Boston. Staying in luxurious hotels and caring for her young charge Eddie during her six-month grand tour, Berbineau wrote detailed and insightful entries about the people and places she saw

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“An extraordinary recovered text. . . . Kilcup brings Lorenza Berbineau before readers as a woman, domestic servant, traveler, and diarist, thereby advancing our understanding of all four variables in American cultural studies more broadly.”— Phyllis Cole, author of Mary Moody Emerson and the Origins of Transcendentalism: A Family History

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ISBN-13:
9781587294129
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
NONE Series
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
160
File size:
0 MB

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