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The female economy : the millinery and dressmaking trades, 1860-1930

Author: Wendy Gamber
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1997.
Series: Women in American history.; The working class in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Hemmed in by "women's work" much less than has been thought, women in the late 1800s and early 1900s were the primary entrepreneurs in the millinery and dressmaking trades." "The Female Economy explores that lost world of women's dominance, showing how independent, often ambitious businesswomen and the sometimes imperious consumers they served gradually vanished from the scene as custom production gave way to a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gamber, Wendy, 1958-
Female economy.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)606037542
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Gamber
ISBN: 025202298X 9780252022982 0252066014 9780252066016
OCLC Number: 34878874
Description: xiii, 300 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Fashion and Independence: Dressmakers and Milliners in the Antebellum City --
pt. 1. The Female Economy: Proprietors, Workers, and Consumers, ca. 1860-1910. 2. A Precarious Independence: Female Proprietors in Gilded Age Boston. 3. The Female Aristocracy of Labor: Workers in the Trades, 1860-1917. 4. The Social Relations of Consumption: Producers and Consumers in the Era of Custom Production --
pt. 2. Gendered Transformations: Toward Mass Production, 1860-1930. 5. A Feminine Skill: Work, Technology, and the Sexual Division of Labor in the Dressmaking Trade, 1860-1920. 6. Commerce over Craft: Wholesalers and Retailers in the Millinery Trade, 1860-1930. 7. Engendering Change: The Department Store and the Factory, 1890-1930.
Series Title: Women in American history.; The working class in American history.
Responsibility: Wendy Gamber.
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