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Defining Her Life: Advice Books for Women

Selected Bibliography

Cogan, Frances B.
All-American Girl. The Ideal of Real Womanhood in Mid-Nineteenth-Century America. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press.

Ehrenreich, Barbara.
For Her Own Good. 150 Years of the Experts' Advice to Women. Garden City, NY: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1978.

Foster, Gwendolyn Audrey.
Troping the Body. Gender, Etiquette, and Performance. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.

Geha, Rabia, and Kelly Wooten, comps., and Amy Leigh, ed. Beyond Nancy Drew: Girls' Literature in the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture [online]. Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture, Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University, n.d. [cited 16 December 2002].

Grant, Julia.
Raising Baby by the Book. The Education of American Mothers. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

Hayes, Kevin J.
A Colonial Woman's Bookshelf. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1996.

Kelly, Veronica, editor.
Body & Text in the Eighteenth Century. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1994.

Newton, Sarah E.
Learning to Behave. A Guide to American Conduct Books Before 1900. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

McHugh, Kathleen Anne.
American Domesticity. From How-to Manual to Hollywood Melodrama. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Matthews, Glenna.
"Just a Housewife." The Rise and Fall of Domesticity in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Noyes, Gertrude E.
Bibliography of Courtesy and Conduct Books in Seventeenth Century England. New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & taylor Co., 1937.

The Pam Mendelsohn Collection of Instructive Books for Women 1790-1950. Compiled by Peter Palmquist and Katy Marks. Arcata, CA: Peter E. Palmquist, 1994.

Scholten, Catherine M.
Childbearing in American Society: 1650-1850. New York: New York University Press, 1985.

Women Advising Women. Marlborough, Wiltshire: Adam Matthew Publications, 1992. (microfilm set).

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