The Common Ground of Womanhood: Class, Gender, and Working Girls' Clubs, 1884-1928

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Where is the "common ground of womanhood"? In a unique and highly nuanced study of previously unexplored cross-class alliances, Priscilla Murolo charts the shifting points of consensus and conflict among working women and their genteel club sponsors, working women and their male counterparts, and working women of differing ethnic backgrounds. The working girls' club movement lasted from the 188os, when women poured into the industrial labor force, into the 1920s. Clubs initially were governed by upper-class women, and ...

The Common Ground of Womanhood: Class, Gender, and Working Girls' Clubs, 1884-1928 1997, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252066290

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