Read this note on the bibliograpical information presented here.

A short list of general "domestic," women's, and Victorian works that might be useful

Auchincloss, Louis. Pioneers & Caretakers: A Study of 9 American Women Novelists. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1961

Baym, Nina. American Women Writers and the Work of History, 1790-1860. New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. 1995.

Boydston, Jeanne. Home & Work: Housework, Wages, and the Ideology of Labor in the Early Republic. Oxford: University of Oxford Press, 1990.

Boydston, Jeanne; Mary Kelly; Anne Margolis. The Limits of Sisterhood: The Beecher Sisters on Women's Rights and Woman's Sphere. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1988.

Brown, Gillian. Domestic Individualism: Imaging of Self in Nineteenth-Century America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

Buckley, Jerome Hamilton. The Victorian Temper: A Study in Literary Culture. New York: Vintage, 1951.

Davidoff, Leonore. "Gender, Class and Nation." History Today 42 (Feb 1992): 49-53.

Davis, Tracy C. Actresses as Working Women: Their Social Identity in Victorian Culture. London: Routledge, 1991.

de Beauvoir, Simone. The Second Sex. Trans. H. M. Parshley. New York: Modern Library, 1968.

Douglas, Ann. The Feminization of American Culture. New York: Anchor Books, 1977.

Donovan, Josephine. Feminist Theory: The Intellectual Traditions of American Feminism. New York: Continuum, 1990.

Drachman, Virginia G. Hospital With a Heart: Women Doctors and the Paradox of Separatism at New England Hospital, 1862-1969. New York: Cornell University Press. 1984.

Engle, Ron, and Tice L. Miller. The American Stage: Social and Economic Issues from the Colonial Period to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1993.

Finkelman, Paul, Ed. Women and the Family in a Slave Society, Volume Nine of Articles on American Slavery. New York: Garland Publishing Inc. 1989.

Fisher, Phillip. Hard Facts: Setting and Form in the American Novel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Garfield, Deborah M. "Earliness: Female Abolitionism, Sexuality, and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl." Harriet Jacobs and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: New Critical Essays. E's, Garfield, Deborah M and Raffia Zaar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1996. 100-130.

Gaspar, David Barry and Darlene Clark Hine, Ed. More than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Gilbert, Sandra M. and Susan Gubar. No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century. Vol. 2: Sexchanges. New Haven: Yale UP, 1989.

---. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Imagination. New Haven: Yale U P, 1979.

Hades, Pamela White. "Madness and Medicine: The Graphomaniac's Cure." Literature and Medicine 9 (1990): 181-93

Hayden, Dolores. The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1982.

Hill, Joseph A. Women In Gainful Occupations: 1870-1920. Washington: Unites States Government Printing Office. 1929.

Hovet, Grace Ann, and Theodore R. Hovet. "Tableaux Vivants: Masculine Vision and Feminine Reflections in Novels by Warner, Alcott, Stowe and Wharton." American Transcendental Quarterly 7 (1993): 335-56.

Hudson, Larry E. To Have and to Hold: Slave Work and Family Life in Antebellum South Carolina. Athens: University of Georgia Press. 1997.

Hughes, Glenn. A History of the American Theater: 1700-1950. New York: Samuel French, 1951.

Jayawardena, Kumari. Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World. Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Zed Books Ltd., 1986.

Jehlen, Myra. "The Novel and the Middle-Class." In Ideology and Classic American Literature. Edited by Sacvan Bercovitch and Myra Jehlen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Jones, Jacqueline. Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family, from Slavery to the Present. New York: Vintage Books, 1995.

Kalikoff, Beth. Murder and Moral Decay in Victorian Popular Literature. Ann Arbor: UMI Research P, 1986.

Kasson, John. Civilizing the Machine. New York: Viking Penguin USA, 1976.

Kelley, Mary. Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

Keesey, Donald, Contexts for Criticism. Mayfield Publishing Company, 1994.

Levitas, Ruth. " 'Who Holds the Hose?': Domestic Labor in the Work of Bellamy, Gilman and Morris." Utopian Studies 6 (1995): 65-84

Litvak, Joseph. Caught in the Act: Theatricality in the Nineteenth-Century English Novel. Berkeley: U of California P, 1992.

Lodge, David, ed. Modern Criticism and Theory: A Reader. London: Longman, 1988.

Lutz, Tom. "Women and Economics in the Writings of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Edith Wharton." American Nervousness, 1903: An Anecdotal History. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1991. 219-43.

Moi, Toril. Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory. New York: Routledge, 1985.

Morahan, Shirley. A Woman's Place: Rhetoric and Readings for Composing Yourself and Your Prose. Albany: State U of New York P, 1981.

Moss, Elizabeth. Domestic Novelists in the Old South: Defenders of Southern Culture. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State Upress, 1992.

Reynolds, David S. Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1988.

Robinson, Lillian. "Treason Our Text: Feminist Challenges to the Literary Canon." Falling into Theory: Conflicting Views on Reading Literature. ed. David H. Richter. Boston: Bedford, 1994.

Romines, Ann. The Home Plot: Women, Writing & Domestic Ritual. Amherst: University of Massachusetts P, 1992.

Russett, Cynthia Eagle. Sexual Science: The Victorian Construction of Womanhood. Cambridge: Harvard U P, 1989.

Showalter, Elaine. . A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists From Bronte to Lessing. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1977.

---."Killing the Angel in the House: The Autonomy of Women Writers." The Antioch Review 50 (1992): 207-20.

---. Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991.

Stansell, Christine. City of Women: Sex and Class in New York 1789-1860. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1987.

Starhawk. Truth or Dare: Encounters with Power, Authority, and Mystery. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1987.

Tompkins, Jane. Sensational Designs: the Cultural Work of American Fiction, 1790- 1860. New York: Oxford University Press, 1985.

Weber, Max. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1958.

Walsh, Mary Roth. "Doctors Wanted: No Women Need Apply:" Sexual Barriers in the Medical Profession, 1835-1975. New York: Vail-Ballou Press, Inc. 1977.

Weiner, Lynn Y. From Working Girl to Working Mother: The Female Labor Force in the United States, 1820-1980. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press. 1985.

Weiner, Mali F. Mistresses and Slaves: Plantation Women in South Carolina, 1830-80. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. 1998.

Wershoven, Carol. Child Brides and Intruders. Bowling Green: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1993.