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Babysitter : an American history

Author: Miriam Forman-Brunell
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Babysitter, Miriam Forman-Brunell brings critical attention to the ubiquitous, yet long-overlooked babysitter in the popular imagination and American history. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam Forman-Brunell
ISBN: 9780814727591 081472759X 9780814728956 0814728952
OCLC Number: 276816706
Description: xi, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The beginnings of babysitting --
Suburban parents and sitter unions --
The bobby-soxer babysitter --
Making better babysitters --
Boisterous babysitters --
Vixens and victims : porn and horror --
Sisterhoods of sitters --
Coming of wage at the end of the century --
Quitter sitters : the fall of babysitting.
Responsibility: Miriam Forman-Brunell.

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