Private Women and the Public Good: Charity and State Formation in Hamilton, Ontario, 1846-93 (BOK)

Carmen J. Nielson

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In 1846, a group of women came together to form what would become one of Hamilton's most important nineteenth-century social welfare institutions. Through the Ladies Benevolent Society and Hamilton Orphan Asylum, they managed and administered a charitable visiting society, orphan asylum, and aged women's home. In Private Women and the Public Good, Carmen J. Nielson explores the history of this pioneering Hamilton charity and demonstrates that despite its notable political significance, women's charitable work failed to challenge the staunch division of private and public spheres.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter Carmen J. Nielson
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9780774826914
Antall sider 125 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 386 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural history, Gender studies: women