Peasant maids, city women : from the European countryside to urban America / Christiane Harzig ... [et al.] ; edited by Christiane Harzig.
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, c1997.
ISBN: 0801483956 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0801432731 (cloth : alk. paper)
Description: xii, 344 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Subject: Women immigrants Illinois Chicago.
Women Europe, Northern Social conditions.
Europe Rural conditions 19th century.
Europe, Northern Emigration and immigration.
Contents: No way but out: German women in Mecklenburg / Monika Blaschke -- To be matched or to move: Irish women's prospects in Munster / Deirdre Mageean -- Maids in motion: Swedish women in Dalsland / Margareta Matovic -- Land and loyalties: contours of Polish women's lives / Maria Anna Knothe -- Creating a community: German-American women in Chicago / Christiane Harzig -- Making sense and providing structure: Irish-American women in the parish neighborhood / Deirdre Mageean -- Embracing a middle-class life: Swedish-American women in Lake View / Margareta Matovic -- Recent arrivals: Polish immigrant women's response to the city / Maria Anna Knothe.