Home on the Rails: Women, the Railroad, and the Rise of Public Domesticity: Women, the Railroad, and the Rise of Public Domesticity (Google eBook)

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Mar 13, 2006 - Social Science - 296 pages
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I CANNOT wait to read this. Gender and public transportation systems? In one book? Could there be a more perfect combination? Read full review

Contents

Narrative Lines Railroad Stories in Victorian Culture
14
When Spheres Collide Women Travelers Respectability and Life in the Cars
35
At Home Aboard Railway Travel and the Rise of Public Domesticity
62
A Ladies Place The Railroad and the Regendering of Victorian Public Life
89
Gentlemen for Hire Conductors Porters and Courtesy as Service
115
Nerves of Steel New Women Fit for Public Life
137
Epilogue
164
Notes
168
Bibliography
224
Index
260
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