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This grand experiment : when women entered the federal workforce in Civil War-era Washington, D.C

Author: Jessica Ziparo
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
Series: Civil War America (Series)
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ziparo, Jessica.
This grand experiment.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017013226
(OCoLC)975985275
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Ziparo
ISBN: 9781469635989 1469635984
OCLC Number: 1005354007
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: We are not playthings --
I wonder if I cannot make application for an appointment too: women join the federal workforce --
Telling her story to a man: applying for government work --
Teapots in the treasury of the nation: gendering work and space --
A strange time to seek a residence in Washington: perils and possibilities of life for female federal clerks --
The picked prostitutes of the land: reputations of female federal employees --
I am now exerting all my thinking powers: women's struggle to retain and to regain federal positions --
What makes us to differ from them?: the argument for equal pay in the nation's capital --
We do not intend to give up.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: jessica Ziparo.

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