The Resource Home on the rails: : women, the railroad, and the rise of public domesticity, Amy G. Richter, (ebook)

Home on the rails: : women, the railroad, and the rise of public domesticity, Amy G. Richter, (ebook)

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Home on the rails: : women, the railroad, and the rise of public domesticity
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Home on the rails:
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women, the railroad, and the rise of public domesticity
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Amy G. Richter
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eng
Summary
Recognizing the railroad's importance as both symbol and experience in Victorian America, Amy G. Richter follows women travelers onto trains and considers the consequences of their presence there.For a time, Richter argues, nineteenth-century Americans imagined the public realm as a chaotic and dangerous place full of potential, where various groups came together, collided, and influenced one another, for better or worse. The example of the American railroad reveals how, by the beginning of the twentieth century, this image was replaced by one of a domesticated public realm--a public space in which both women and men increasingly strove to make themselves "at home."Through efforts that ranged from the homey touches of railroad car decor to advertising images celebrating female travelers and legal cases sanctioning gender-segregated spaces, travelers and railroad companies transformed the railroad from a place of risk and almost unlimited social mixing into one in which white men and women alleviated the stress of unpleasant social contact. Making themselves "at home" aboard the trains, white men and women domesticated the railroad for themselves and paved the way for a racially segregated and class-stratified public space that freed women from the home yet still preserved the railroad as a masculine domain
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Midwest
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Richter, Amy G
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303.48/32/097309034
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Gender and American culture
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  • Railroads
  • Railroads
  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Home on the rails: : women, the railroad, and the rise of public domesticity, Amy G. Richter, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780807876473
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11720037
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remote
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11720037
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MWT11720037
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Home on the rails: : women, the railroad, and the rise of public domesticity, Amy G. Richter, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807876473
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11720037
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11720037
System control number
MWT11720037
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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