As in: “The moral fortification of the home—under the aegis of the enlightened homemaker—against the rough-and-ready masculine world of business and politics became a dominant middle-class fixation in the antebellum period” (Baker, 2009, p. 79).
Baker, J. W. (2009). Thanksgiving: The biography of an American holiday. Durham, NH: University of New Hampshire Press.
- For definitions of Aegis, consult the Oxford English Dictionary.
- The Cardinal Cushing Library wishes you a happy and relaxing Thanksgiving. You can find more Thanksgiving books in our second floor display, or read President Lincoln’s original proclamation available through the Library of Congress and Emmanuel’s History Research Guide.