LO-ren Ishii (hitokoe) wrote in little_details,
LO-ren Ishii

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Occupations in the 1860s

What sort of job would a single, Hispanic woman in her late 20s to early 30s have in Austin, Texas around 1860? Was it common for women to be employed? If not, what sort of things would she do during the day?

Similarly, what sort of occupations were common for white men living in New Orleans at the same time period? In non-urban Ontario or Quebec?

(On this matter, Wikipedia is surprisingly unhelpful, and I've no idea what to Google.)
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