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By Lori Merish

ISBN-10: 0822362996

ISBN-13: 9780822362999

ISBN-10: 0822363224

ISBN-13: 9780822363224

In Archives of Labor Lori Merish establishes working-class girls as major actors inside of literary tradition, dramatically redrawing the map of nineteenth-century US literary and cultural heritage. Delving into formerly unexplored information of working-class women's literature—from autobiographies, pamphlet novels, and theatrical melodrama to seduction stories and hard work periodicals—Merish recovers working-class women's very important presence as writers and readers within the antebellum period. Her examining of texts by means of a various number of manufacturing facility staff, seamstresses, household staff, and prostitutes boldly demanding situations the purportedly masculine personality of sophistication dissent in this period. even if addressing portrayals of white New England "factory girls," fictional debts of African American family staff, or the first-person narratives of Mexican ladies operating within the missions of Mexican California, Merish unsettles the conventional organization of whiteness with the operating type to rfile varieties of cross-racial category identity and team spirit. In so doing, she restores the culture of operating women's type protest and dissent, exhibits how race and gender are vital to classification id, and strains the methods operating girls understood themselves and have been understood as employees and sophistication subjects.

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