What are the characteristics of the patriarchy in Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska?

Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska: 1. in bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska, the Smolinsky house is patriarchal in nature.
What are the characteristics of this patriarchy?
How does this affect the women in the story?
Also compare this patriarchy to colonial America 19th century south, and 19th century west. how is the world described in Bread Givers different or similar?