House And Street / Edition 1

House And Street / Edition 1

by Sandra Lauderdale Graham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0292727577

ISBN-13: 9780292727571

Pub. Date: 01/01/1992

Publisher: University of Texas Press

During the later half of the nineteenth century, a majority of Brazilian women worked, most as domestic servants, either slave or free. House and Street re-creates the working and personal lives of these women, drawing on a wealth of documentation from archival, court, and church records.

Lauderdale Graham traces the intricate and ambivalent

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Overview

During the later half of the nineteenth century, a majority of Brazilian women worked, most as domestic servants, either slave or free. House and Street re-creates the working and personal lives of these women, drawing on a wealth of documentation from archival, court, and church records.

Lauderdale Graham traces the intricate and ambivalent relations that existed between masters and servants. She shows how for servants the house could be a place of protection—as well as oppression—while the street could be dangerous—but also more autonomous. She integrates her discoveries with larger events taking place in Rio de Janeiro during the period, including the epidemics of the 1850s, the abolition of slavery, the demolition of slums, and major improvements in sanitation during the first decade of the 1900s.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292727571
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
01/01/1992
Edition description:
1st University of Texas Press ed
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
List of illustrations
List of maps
Note on Brazilian currency
Acknowledgments

Part I. Setting and Origins
Introduction
1. The social landscape of house and street

Part II. Servants' World
2. The work
3. Private lives in public places

Part III. Masters' World
4. Protection and obedience
5. Contagion and control

Postscript
Abbreviations
Notes
Tables
Glossary of Portuguese words
Bibliography
Index

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