Women Adrift Independent Wage Earners in Chicago, 1880-1930
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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.…
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/12/1991
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|List of Tables|
|List of Illustrations|
|Apart from Family|
|""A Lone Woman Can't Be Too Careful""|
|Orphans and Innocents|
|""Friends to Help Them""|