Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women In Domestic Service In America, 1840-1930
- Author: Margaret Lynch-brennan
- Forward:Maureen O'Rourke Murphy
- Publisher: SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Published: April 2009
- ISBN-10: 0815632010
- ISBN-13: 9780815632016
- Format: Hardcover
- Size: 6 X 0.75 X 9
- Weight: 1.15 lbs.
- Copyright: 2009
- Subject: SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
Our Price: $39.95
'Bridget' was the Irish immigrant servant girl who worked in American homes from the second half of the 19th century into the early years of the20th. She is widely known as a pop culture cliche: the young girl who wreaked havoc in middle-class American homes. Now, in the first book-length treatment of the topic, Margaret Lynch-Brennan tells the real story of such Irish domestic servants, often in their own words, providing a richly detailed portrait of their lives & experiences.
No customers have written a review yet, write the first!