Steam Laundries: Gender, Technology, and Work in the United States and Great Britain, 1880–1940 (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
Laundries were once ubiquitous in British and American cities—products of the same historical process that created steel mills and railroads. Unlike the more familiar examples of industrialization, these cleanliness factories remained powerfully identified with domesticity. In Steam Laundries, Arwen Mohun explores broader issues of how gender has shaped how everyday work g...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published December 17th 2002 by Johns Hopkins University Press
(first published March 9th 1999)
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