History Research on Nineteenth Century Butchers

Name: Rachel Widmer

Email Address: rewidmer@uark.edu

Subject: History Research on Nineteenth Century Butchers

Message: Hello! 

I am hoping someone can help me. I am a history graduate student at the University of Arkansas and am currently working on my master's thesis. I am researching what the social perception of butchers was in nineteenth-century America. Am wondering if they were seen as models of society or pushed to the fringes because of their industry (i.e. death, blood, smell)? Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. I can find a few articles on the economics but am having a hard time observing how butchers were socially thought of.

Thank you for your time,
Rachel Widmer