From Beacon Hill to the Crystal Palace

From Beacon Hill to the Crystal Palace : The 1851 Travel Diary of a Working-Class Woman

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Because prior studies of American women's travel writing have focused exclusively on middle-class and wealthy travelers, it has been difficult to assess the genre and its participants in a holistic fashion. One of the very few surviving working-class travel diaries, Lorenza Stevens Berbineau's account provides readers with a unique perspective of a domestic servant in the wealthy Lowell family in Boston. Staying in luxurious hotels and caring for her young charge Eddie during her six-month grand tour, Berbineau wrote detailed and insightful entries about the people and places she saw
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  • Electronic book text | 161 pages
  • Iowa City, United States
  • English
  • 1587294125
  • 9781587294129