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Author Simonsen, Jane E.
Title Making home work : domesticity and Native American assimilation in the American West, 1860-1919 / Jane E. Simonsen.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2006]

Author Simonsen, Jane E.
Series Gender and American culture.
Gender & American culture.
Subject Arts and society -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Arts and society -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 20th century.
Home economics -- Cross-cultural studies.
Social values -- West (U.S.)
Women -- West (U.S.) -- Social conditions.
Indian women -- Cultural assimilation -- West (U.S.)
Add Title Domesticity and Native American assimilation in the American West, 1860-1919
Description 1 online resource (xii, 266 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-259) and index.
Contents Introduction: Squaring the circle -- Prairie heirs and heiresses : Native American history and the future of the West in Caroline Soule's The pet of the settlement -- The house divided : class and race in the married woman's home -- Object lessons : domesticity on display in Native American assimilation -- The cook, the photographer, and her majesty, the allotting agent : unsettling domesticity in E. Jane Gay's Choup-nit-ki -- A model of its kind : Anna Dawson Wilde's home in the field -- Border designs : domestic production and cultural survival -- Postscript: The map and the territory.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Summary During the westward expansion of America, white middle-class ideals of home and domestic work were used to measure differences between white and Native American women. Treating white and indigenous women's struggles as part of the same history, Simonsen argues that as both cultural workers and domestic laborers insisted upon the value of their work to "civilization," they exposed the inequalities integral to both the nation and the household. Includes analysis of texts and images created by writers, women's rights activists, reformers, anthropologists, photographers, field matrons, a.
Note English.
ISBN 9780807877265 (electronic bk.)
0807877263 (electronic bk.)
0807830321 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0807856959 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 82479976
Additional Format Print version: Simonsen, Jane E. Making home work. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2006 0807830321 9780807830321 (DLC) 2005034946 (OCoLC)62533801.

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