What jobs were available to women in America from the mid 1800s to the mid 1900s?

Legal jobs such as factory working and illegal jobs like prostitution. Examples... And what were the conditions of these jobs? Benefits such as specific opportunities and freedoms, and downsides such as specific threats and dangers. Any sources would be helpful, too. Thanks!

Asked By: saywhat? - 3/9/2008
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Midwifes an prostitutes oh an housewife.
Answered By: Elvis O - 3/10/2008
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Here are some I can think of: Teacher Maid Housekeeper Seamstress Nanny Cook Hairsdresser Nurse I didn't add secretary because in those days, most secretaries were male.
Answered By: RoVale - 3/9/2008
Type of employment Number of women employed Domestic Servants 1,740,800 Teachers 124,000 Nurses 68,000 Doctors 212 Architects 2
Answered By: Laela(Layla) - 3/9/2008
every job!
Answered By: I say this and that - 3/9/2008
In the early 19th century, the jobs most readily available to women were domestic work and factory work. However, during the first half of the ninenteenth century, teaching became a respectable job for middle-class women. During the second half of the 19th century, women began to make breakthroughs into other kinds... More
Answered By: Louise C - 3/10/2008
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