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Women Adrift Independent Wage Earners in Chicago, 1880-1930

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ISBN-10: 0226521982

ISBN-13: 9780226521985

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joanne J. Meyerowitz

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Starting with Dreiser's Sister Carrie, Meyerowitz uses turn-of-the-century Chicago as a case study to explore both the image and the reality of single women's experiences as they lived apart from their families. In an era when family all but defined American womanhood, these women--neither victimized nor liberated--created new social ties and subcultures to cope with the conditions of urban life. "Brilliant. . . . Gracefully written, and mercifully free from the jargon that often plagues social history, this book is a welcome addition to literature in women's, urban, and black history."--Ann Schofield, American Historical Review "Meyerowitz provides a splendid portrait of her subjects.…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/12/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Tables
List of Illustrations
Apart from Family
""A Lone Woman Can't Be Too Careful""
Orphans and Innocents
Surrogate Families
""Friends to Help Them""
Urban Pioneers