Ten hours' labor : religion, reform, and gender in early New England /

Although antebellum popular evangelicalism has been considered a middle-class phenomenon, Teresa Anne Murphy maintains that it was also a vital--and contested--arena of working-class life. Drawing on sources which include labor and temperance journals, marriage records, diaries, and correspondence,...

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Main Author: Murphy, Teresa Anne. (Author)
Format: Book
Published:Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1992.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. Family, Work, and Authority: The Parameters of New England Paternalism
  • Chapter 2. Labor Reform in the 1830s: Men's and Women's Struggles
  • Chapter 3. Control of Culture: Education, Morality, and Religion
  • Chapter 4. Popular Religion and Working People
  • Chapter 5. Exemplary Lives: The Washingtonians and Social Authority
  • Chapter 6. The Petitioning of Artisans and Operatives: Means and Ends in the Struggle for a Ten-Hour Day
  • Chapter 7. The Dilemmas of Moral Reform
  • Chapter 8. Women, Gender, and the Ten-Hour Movement
  • Conclusion
  • Index

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