Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women In Domestic Service In America, 1840-1930

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Irish Bridget: Irish Immigrant Women In Domestic Service In America, 1840-1930 Women's Studies
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'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.

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