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The Resource Able-bodied womanhood : personal health and social change in nineteenth-century Boston, Martha H. Verbrugge, (electronic resource)

Able-bodied womanhood : personal health and social change in nineteenth-century Boston, Martha H. Verbrugge, (electronic resource)

Label
Able-bodied womanhood : personal health and social change in nineteenth-century Boston
Title
Able-bodied womanhood
Title remainder
personal health and social change in nineteenth-century Boston
Statement of responsibility
Martha H. Verbrugge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • As urban life and women's roles changed in the 19th century, so did attitudes towards physical health and womanhood. In this case study of health reform in Boston between 1830 and 1900, Martha H. Verbrugge examines three institutions that popularized physiology and exercise among middle-class women: The Ladies' Physiological Institute, Wellesley College, and the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics. Against the backdrop of a national debate about female duties and well-being, this book follows middle-class women as they learned about health and explored the relationship between fitness and femininity. Combining medical and social history, Verbrugge looks at the ordinary women who participated in health reform and analyzes the conflicting messages--both feminist and conservative--projected by the concept of "able-bodied womanhood."
  • Against the backdrop of national debate about female duties and well-being, this book follows middle-class women as they learned about physiology and hygiene through popular health literature, voluntary clubs, and schools in Boston. The pursuit of health also enabled the women to explore the nature of womanhood, and discover the meanings
Cataloging source
DNLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Verbrugge, Martha H
NLM call number
QT 11 AM4
NLM item number
V4a 1988
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Health Services
  • History, 19th Century
  • Physical Fitness
  • Women
  • Women's Health Services
  • Boston
Label
Able-bodied womanhood : personal health and social change in nineteenth-century Boston, Martha H. Verbrugge, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 267-287
Contents
Introduction; 1. The Etiology of Dis-ease: Life and Death in Middle-Class Boston, 1830-1860; 2. Moral Physiology and the Habits of a Healthy Life; 3."Know Thyself": The Ladies' Physiological Institute of Boston and Vicinity, 1848-1880; 4. In Private and In Public: The Ladies' Physiological Institute, 1880-1898; 5. Fitness of Body and Mind: Personal Health in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston; 6."Stronger in Body as well as in Mind": Physical Education at Wellesley College, 1875-1900; 7."Veritable Crusaders": The Early Graduates of the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics, 1889-1900
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000096121
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780195051247
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
87011284
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000096121
Label
Able-bodied womanhood : personal health and social change in nineteenth-century Boston, Martha H. Verbrugge, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 267-287
Contents
Introduction; 1. The Etiology of Dis-ease: Life and Death in Middle-Class Boston, 1830-1860; 2. Moral Physiology and the Habits of a Healthy Life; 3."Know Thyself": The Ladies' Physiological Institute of Boston and Vicinity, 1848-1880; 4. In Private and In Public: The Ladies' Physiological Institute, 1880-1898; 5. Fitness of Body and Mind: Personal Health in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston; 6."Stronger in Body as well as in Mind": Physical Education at Wellesley College, 1875-1900; 7."Veritable Crusaders": The Early Graduates of the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics, 1889-1900
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000096121
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780195051247
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
87011284
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000096121

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