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The Boardinghouse in Nineteenth-Century America
by Wendy Gamber
In nineteenth-century America, the bourgeois home epitomized family, morality, and virtue. But this era also witnessed massive urban growth and the acceptance of the market as the overarching model for economic relations. A rapidly changing environment bred the antithesis of "home": the urban boardinghouse. In this groundbreaking study, Wendy Gamber explores the experience ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published April 9th 2007 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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A solid review of what is a relatively understudied world of this time period. It grants a unique and meaningful exploration of the elements of gender, power, and the definition of home and cultural changes that affected this system of housing and inclusion. Anyone who studies American history might want to pick this up as a way to not only understand the events and locales, but the day to day life of the everyday people in this time period.