A social history of wet nursing in America : from breast to bottle / Janet Golden.

Title
A social history of wet nursing in America : from breast to bottle / Janet Golden.
Author
Golden, Janet Lynne, 1951-
Publication
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2001.

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Description
xiii, 215 p.; 23 cm.
Series Statement
Women and health series
Uniform Title
Women & health (Columbus, Ohio)
Genre/Form
  • History
  • History.
Note
  • Originally published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
1 Public discourse and private relations: Wet nursing in colonial America 11 -- 2 New motherhood and the new view of wet nurses, 1780-1865 38 -- 3 Finding "just the right kind of woman": The urban wet nurse marketplace, 1830-1900 64 -- 4 "Victims of distressing circumstances": The wet nurse labor force and the offspring of wet nurses, 1860-1910 97 -- 5 Medical oversight and medical dilemmas: The physician and the wet nurse, 1870-1910 128 -- 6 "Obliged to have wet nurses": Relations in the private household, 1870-1925 156 -- 7 "Therapeutic merchandise": Human milk in the twentieth century 179 -- Epilogue: From commodity to gift 201.
ISBN
0814250726 (paper : alk. paper)
LCCN
^^^00047868^
OCLC
46319367
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library