Making home pay: Italian and Scottish boardinghouse keepers in Barre, 1880-1918

Susan Richards, “Making home pay: Italian and Scottish boardinghouse keepers in Barre, 1880-1918,” Vermont History, 74 (Winter/Spring 2006): 48–66. “From 1880 to 1910 between 45 and 51 percent of Barre’s working women earned income from taking in boarders. The high numbers of Barre boardinghouse keepers made it distinctive among communities of its size.”