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The business of charity : the woman's exchange movement, 1832-1900

Author: Kathleen Waters Sander
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1998.
Series: Women in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sander, Kathleen Waters, 1947-
Business of charity.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1998
(OCoLC)607087861
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Waters Sander
ISBN: 025202401X 9780252024016 0252067037 9780252067037
OCLC Number: 37820145
Description: xi, 165 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: From "ladies" to "working women" --
"To win for themselves that blessed independence": countering the stigma of paid work --
"One of the most attractive shops on the street": making self-help fashionable for the genteel poor --
"The time was ripe for a change": self-improvement and economic security for all women --
"A prosperous existence in every town": the exchange idea spreads throughout the nation --
"We sell everything good, from a pickle to a portiere": exchange managers as entrepreneurs --
"An excellent way to earn an income": the consignors' alternative to the industrial workplace --
Epilogue: the exchange movement continues--
Appendix A. Tables --
Appendix B. The Woman's Exchange of Cincinnati --
Notes --
Index.
Series Title: Women in American history.
Responsibility: Kathleen Waters Sander.
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