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Domesticity, House, and Home in 19th-Century America

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This seminar explores the development of American domesticity in the 19th century and considers houses as workplaces and expressions of cultural ideals about home life. The relationship between home and community, the emergence of a middle-class domestic ideal, the concept of the home as women’s sphere, and the nature of work in the household are discussed. Readings include primary and secondary sources. 3 credits.