Middle-Class Homes, Roles of Women in the Home, and Domesticity
Clark, Clifford E., Jr., “Domestic Architecture as an Index to Social History: the Romantic Revival and the Cult of Domesticity in America, 1840-1870.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 7, no. 1 (summer, 1976), pp. 33-56.
Women's Work and Domestic Servants/Service
Lasser, Carol. “The World’s Dread Laugh: Singlehood and Service in 19th Century Boston.” The New England Working Class and the New Labor History, edited by Herbert G. Gutman and Donald H. Bell, 1987. pp. 72-88.
Poverty, Benevolence, and Social Reform
Spencer-Wood, Suzanne. "Feminist historical archaeology and the transformation of American culture by domestic reform movements, 1840-1925." Historical Archaeology and the Study of American Culture, edited by Lu Ann De Cunzo and Bernard L. Herman, 1996, pp. 397-446.
Social History of Boston and New England
Boylan, Anne. “Claiming Visibility: Women in Public/Public Women in the United States, 1865-1910.” Becoming Visible: Women's Presence in Late Nineteenth-Century America, edited by Janet Floyd, Alison Eastman and R. J. Ellis, Rodopi, 2010.
Spencer-Wood, Suzanne. “Diversity and Nineteenth Century Domestic Reform: Relationships Among Classes and Ethnic Groups.” Those Of Little Note: Gender, Race and Class in Historical Archaeology, edited by Elizabeth M. Scott, 1994, pp. 175-208.
Brighton, Stephen A. “Middle-Class Ideologies and American Respectability: Archaeology and the Irish Immigrant Experience.” International Journal of Historical Archaeology, vol. 15, no. 1, 2011, pp. 30–50.
Gray, Annie. “'Perfection and Economy': Continuity and Change in Elite Dining Practices, ca. 1780–1880." The Importance of British Material Culture to Historical Archaeologies of the Nineteenth Century, edited by Alasdair Brooks, 2015, pp. 216-242.
Reckner, Paul E., and Stephen A. Brighton. “‘Free from All Vicious Habits’: Archaeological Perspectives on Class Conflict and the Rhetoric of Temperance.” Historical Archaeology, vol. 33, no. 1, 1999, pp. 63–86.
Wall, Diana Di Zerega. “Separating the Spheres in Early 19th Century New York City: Redefining Gender among the Middle Classes.” Table Settings: The Material Culture and Social Context of Dining, AD 1700-1900, edited by James Symonds, 2010, pp. 80–88.