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Mining cultures : men, women, and leisure in Butte, 1914-41

Author: Mary Murphy
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1997.
Series: Women in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Murphy
ISBN: 025202267X 9780252022678 0252065697 9780252065699
OCLC Number: 34356747
Description: xviii, 279 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Copper metropolis --
Habits of drink --
Manners and morals --
Born miners --
Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters --
Imagination's spur : station KGIR --
Depression blues and New Deal rhythms.
Series Title: Women in American history.
Responsibility: Mary Murphy.
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"With a keen eye for details of gender, class, and ethnicity, Murphy constructs a vivid account of life in an early-twentieth-century mining town." -- Rene M. Sentilles, The Journal of American Read more...

 
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