Hearts of wisdom : American women caring for kin, 1850-1940 /

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Main Author: Abel, Emily K.
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part 1. 1850-1890
  • 1. "Hot Flannels, Hot Teas, and a Great Deal of Care": Emily Hawley Gillespie and Sarah Gillespie, 1858-1888
  • 2. An Overview of Nineteenth-Century Caregiving
  • 3. "Tried at the Quilting Bees": Con?icts between "Old Ladies" and Aspiring Professionals
  • Part 2. 1890-1940
  • 4. A "Terrible and Exhausting" Struggle: Martha Shaw Farnsworth, 1890-1924
  • 5. "Just as You Direct": Caregiver Translations of Medical Authority
  • 6. Negotiating Public Health Directives: Poor New Yorkers at the Turn of the Century

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