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Author Beattie, Mary Elizabeth, 1945-
Title Obligation and opportunity : single Maritime women in Boston, 1870-1930 / Betsy Beattie.
Imprint Montreal ; Ithaca [New York] : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2000]
©2000

Author Beattie, Mary Elizabeth, 1945-
Subject Single women -- Employment -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- 19th century.
Single women -- Employment -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History -- 20th century.
Single women -- Maritime Provinces -- History -- 19th century.
Single women -- Maritime Provinces -- History -- 20th century.
Single women -- Maritime Provinces -- Economic conditions.
Maritime Provinces -- Emigration and immigration.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 176 pages) : illustrations, maps
polychrome rdacc
Note Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Maine, 1994.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-171) and index.
Contents Part 1: The Vanguard -- Part 2: Eldorado.
Summary "Obligation and Opportunity opens a window into the world of the women who moved from the Maritimes to New England for work. Urged to stay home by tales of danger and woe in the newspapers, they still left by the thousands, and in numbers larger than those for men." "Beattie examines the rural families they left, the urban environment they entered in Boston, and the different occupations they filled. She sheds new light on the response of rural families to economic change and on the effects of gender on choices for young women. She demonstrates that first-generation emigrants, who left out of a need to find work and send money back home, eased the way for second-generation emigrants, who left to seek opportunities in the big city." "Obligation and Opportunity offers new insights not only for everyone interested in the history of the Maritimes and Boston but also for scholars and others interested in family history, women's studies, labour history, and migration studies."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780773568228 (electronic bk.)
0773568220 (electronic bk.)
9780773520189
077352018X
9780773520196
0773520198
OCLC # 163596695
Additional Format Print version: Beattie, Mary Elizabeth, 1945- Obligation and opportunity. Montreal ; Ithaca [New York] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2000 (DLC) 99900859


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