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date: 22 May 2024

Domestic Labor. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Thomas DublinThomas Dublin

Since the Colonial Era, domestic labor has been a significant contributor to economic production and development in America. While domestic labor encompasses a wide range of market and nonmarket activities, this essay will focus on three major productive elements: household manufactures for home consumption; industrial outwork, a form of waged labor conducted in the home; and independent production within the home for sale in wider commodity markets.... ...

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