Irish Domestic Servants, ‘Biddy’ and Rebellion in the American Home
The imergance of Irish female laborers into the American workforce, primarily housekeeping and maidwork
The source touches upon the arrival of Irish females into the work force, and how they ended up holding a majority of the jobs within the field of housekeeping, they made up 74 percent of domestic servants in New York City. This source contributes to the project in that it shows the success that women had when working as domestic servants,and this speaks to the different struggles and roles of the immigrant based on their gender. At a point women were sending home to Ireland more money than men.
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This is an article from Gender and History volume 21
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