Friday, February 6, 2009

Cult of Domesticity in Canada
"The Cult of Domesticity"
Jennifer Salahub

The period 1840-67 can be characterized as an age of domesticity in the history of Canadian women. This was an era when appearances and material possessions played a major role in establishing a family's social and cultural aspirations. Daughters were educated to be modest and virtuous, and young wives to be industrious and self-sacrificing.