19th Century Girls and Women

19th Century Girls and Women

by Bobbie Kalman
     
 

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Discover both the hardships and fun experienced by girls and women in the past century. From work in the home to the laughter and merriment at social events, 19th Century Girls and Women reveals the positive and negative aspects of both working and wealthy-class lives. Colorful pictures and illustrations portray the chores, immobilizing clothing, and health hazards…  See more details below

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Discover both the hardships and fun experienced by girls and women in the past century. From work in the home to the laughter and merriment at social events, 19th Century Girls and Women reveals the positive and negative aspects of both working and wealthy-class lives. Colorful pictures and illustrations portray the chores, immobilizing clothing, and health hazards that characterized daily life. In the face of these hardships, discover the triumphant spirit of an era of girls and women who wanted more from life. Special sections introduce young readers to the birth of the women's movement and the importance of several brave women.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-5Using the two-page chapter that has become so widespread in children's nonfiction books, Kalman covers the traditional female role, limited educational opportunities, clothing, leisure time activities, courtship, marriage, childbirth, employment, and the beginnings of the women's rights movement between 1801-1900. Historical photographs, artwork and staged reproductions are in color and of fair to good quality. Two pages are devoted to "Three girls' stories," fictionalized anecdotes from a pioneer girl, an immigrant, and a slave. These are very brief, trite, and not totally successful at reminding readers that 19th-century girls could lead quite varied lives depending on their place in American society. In spite of these minor criticisms, Kalman presents a good overview of her subject in a reasonably organized, interesting, and attractive manner. A solid introduction to the topic for young readers.Rosie Peasley, Empire Union School District, Modesto, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865054646
Publisher:
Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
Historic Communities Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.35(w) x 10.77(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
890L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 Years

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