Able-bodied Womanhood: Personal Health and Social Change in Nineteenth Century Boston

Able-bodied Womanhood: Personal Health and Social Change in Nineteenth Century Boston

By: Martha H. Verbrugge (author)Hardback

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This study concerns itself with the relationship between popular health and social conditions in middle-class Boston from 1830-1900. Women's lives, in particular, reveal the social significance of ideas about health during that period. Against the backdrop of national debate about female duties and well-being this book follows middle-class women as they learned about physiology and hygiene through popular health literature, voluntary clubs, and schools in Boston. The pursuit of health also enabled middle-class women to explore the nature of womanhood, and to discover both conventional and new meanings.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 21/01/1988
  • ISBN13: 9780195051247
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 314
  • ID: 9780195051247
  • weight: 508
  • ISBN10: 0195051246

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