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Obligation and opportunity [electronic resource] : single Maritime women in Boston, 1870-1930 / Betsy Beattie.

By: Beattie, Mary Elizabeth, 1945-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Montreal ; Ithaca [New York] : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xii, 176 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780773520189 (bound); 077352018X (bound); 9780773520196 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 0773520198 (pbk. : acid-free paper); 9780773568228 (electronic bk.); 0773568220 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): 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 | Femmes seules -- Provinces maritimes -- Histoire -- 19e si�ecle | Femmes seules -- Province maritimes -- Histoire -- 20 si�ecle | Femmes seules -- Travail -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Histoire -- 19e si�ecle | Femmes seules -- Travail -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Provinces maritimes -- �Emigration et immigration | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Women's StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Obligation and opportunity.DDC classification: 305.48/90652/09715 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Part 1: The Vanguard -- Part 2: Eldorado.
Review: "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.
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Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Maine, 1994.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-171) and index.

Part 1: The Vanguard -- Part 2: Eldorado.

"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.

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