the . . .ability of the husband to maintain her idleness."
Tightlacing began to die out during the 1890s, as middle-class fash-
ion began to stress the importance of exercise and recreation. then,
Davies notes, smaller families had become the norm, and couples
turned to contraception and other means to limit family size.
"The Zoning of Enterprise" by Edward C.
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