Hearts of Wisdom by Emily K. Abel
Call Number: R727.47 .A24 2000
Publication Date: 2000-11-20
The image of the famale caregiver holding a midnight vigil at the bedside of a sick relative is so firmly rooted in our collective imagination we might assume that such caregiving would have attracted the scrutiny of numerous historians. As Emily Abel demonstrates in this study of caregiving in America across class and ethnic divides and over the course of ninety years, this has hardly been the case.