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From morning to night : domestic service in Maymont House and the Gilded Age South

Author: Elizabeth L O'Leary
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on personal letters, business and government documents, and numerous oral histories of older Richmonders -- both black and white -- O'Leary examines the parallel and divergent viewpoints of server and served in this Virginia version of "Upstairs/Downstairs." Raised in slave-owning households before the Civil War, Maymont owners James H. and Sallie Dooley experienced the transformation of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Dooley family.; Dooley family.
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth L O'Leary
ISBN: 0813921600 9780813921600
OCLC Number: 50516414
Description: xiv, 182 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Dooleys: The View from the Drawing Room --
The Gilded Age South through Photographs --
The Maymont Staff: The View from the Kitchen --
Conclusion: "One of the Family" --
Biographical Directory of Dooley Employees, 1880-1925.
Responsibility: Elizabeth L. O'Leary.

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Enter the bustling realm of domestic workers at Maymont House from 1893 to 1925, the opulent mansion of Richmond multimillionaire James H. Dooley. Drawing on personal letters, business documents and  Read more...

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"O'Leary sheds new light on complex relationships between the aristocratic Dooleys and their employees (few were white) in an era complicated by Jim Crow laws and the attendant 'do's and don'ts' that Read more...

 
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