Foreign and Female: Immigrant Women in America, 1840-1930

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Schocken Books, 1986 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 288 pages
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Sections include the immigrants' physical and spiritual well- being; moral ambivalences; changes in domestic life; contributions to their new society; and status in the family and society. Excerpts from letters and journals bring the women's stories to life. Bandw photos. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Foreign and female: immigrant women in America, 1840-1930

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This history relies chiefly on vignettes and anecdotes to evoke the quality of life for immigrant women in America. Weatherford surveys many different immigrant groups, including those on the frontier ... Read full review


Ambivalence in Morality
The Old and the New
The Contributions of These Women 1

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Executive editor and contributor DORIS WEATHERFORD is an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida, is active in the political arena, and has been extensively recognized for her contributions to the field of womens studies.

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