Mining Cultures: Gender, Work, and Leisure in Butte, 1914-41

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Probing behind the "wide-open city" moniker Butte has worn so well, Mining Cultures shows how the western city evolved from a male-dominated mining enclave to a community in which men and women participated on a more equal basis as leisure patterns changed and consumer culture grew. Mary Murphy's engagingly written book is the first serious look at how women worked and spent their leisure time in a city dominated by men's work - mining. In bringing Butte to life, she draws on church weeklies, high school yearbooks, holiday ...

Mining Cultures: Gender, Work, and Leisure in Butte, 1914-41 1997, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252065699

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