Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 January 2008

304 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195327809

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Working Women, Literary Ladies

The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Sylvia J. Cook

This book explores the simultaneous entry of working-class women in the United States into wage-earning factory labor and into opportunities for mental and literary development. It traces the hopes and tensions generated by expectations of their gender and class from the first New England operatives in the early nineteenth century to immigrant sweatshop workers in the early twentieth.