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Hearts of wisdom : American women caring for kin, 1850-1940 / Emily K. Abel.

Author/creator Abel, Emily K.
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoCambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
Descriptionix, 326 pages ; 23 cm
Contents "Hot flannels, hot teas, and a great deal of care": Emily Hawley Gillespie and Sarah Gillespie, 1858-1888 -- An overview of nineteenth-century caregiving -- "Tried at the quilting bees": conflicts between "old ladies" and aspiring professionals -- A "terrible and exhausting" struggle: Martha Shaw Farnsworth, 1890-1924 -- "Just as you direct": caregiver translations of medical authority -- Negotiating public health directives: poor New Yorkers at the turn of the century -- Caregiving during the Great Depression: mothers seeking children's health care and American Indians encountering public health nurses -- "Very dear to my heart": confronting labels of feeblemindedness and epilepsy -- "Like ordinary hearing children": raising offspring according to oralist dictates -- Conclusion: The uses of the past.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 277-320) and index.
LCCN 00033596

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