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The essential daughter : changing expectations for girls at home, 1797 to the present

Author: Mary Collins
Publisher: Westport, CT : Praeger, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Few American parents expect their children to play an important role on the home front. The average daughter does fewer than ten hours of housework a week; sons do only two. What are the consequences of this dramatic cultural shilt? The portraits of 14 girls aged 6 to 14, when their ideas of duty and self remained in flux, are used as a starting point for discussion on how to bring daughters and their brothers back  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Collins, Mary, 1961-
Essential daughter.
Westport, CT : Praeger, ©2002
(OCoLC)655756582
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Collins
ISBN: 0275978362 9780275978365
OCLC Number: 49936166
Description: xiv, 160 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Dutiful daughters. 1797 Lizzie : do what anybody desires of you --
1830-1840 Lucy : dutiful helper --
1852 Mary Ellen : the power to set things going --
Enslaved Harriet and Louisa : oh child! Thou art a little slave --
1861 Mollie : a romping child --
Adrift. 1900-1914 Ethel and Amanda : the suburban girl and the cook --
1931-1941 Connie : I had 78 pennies --
Back home. 1955 Tina and Beverly : "I got sort of lost" --
Reaching out and away. 1965-1972 Lynn : the sports star --
2000 Meggy, Ally, and Sarah : "We were good enough; we could do it" --
Conclusion : a domestic revival --
Epilogue : the women they became.
Responsibility: Mary Collins.

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The portraits of 14 girls aged 6 to 14 are used as a starting point for discussion on how to bring daughters and their brothers back into the flow of American home life.  Read more...

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