Everyday Life and Women in America, c.1800-1920

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Everyday Life and Women in America, c.1800-1920 comprises thousands of fully searchable images of rare books, pamphlets, periodicals and broadsides addressing political, social and gender issues, religion, race, education, employment, marriage, sexuality, home and family life, health, and pastimes.

The material is especially rich in conduct of life and domestic management literature, offering insights into the daily lives of women and men, as well as emphasizing contrasts in regional, urban and rural cultures.


  • Fully-searchable access to 75 rare periodicals ranging from Echoes of the South (Florida) and the Household Magazine (North Carolina), to Lucifer the Lightbearer (Chicago), The Heathen Woman’s Friend (Boston) and Women’s Work (Georgia)
  • A full run of Town Topics: The Journal of Society from the New York Public Library, 1887-1923, an essential source of articles and commentary on art, music, literature, society, gossip and scandal
  • Strong coverage of prescriptive literature and manuals for domestic management, telling us much about the organization of the American home
  • A rich collection of rare pamphlets
  • Hundreds of monographs illuminating all aspects of family life

Provider: Adam Matthew
Coverage: 1800-1920

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