The Women of Scranton, Pennsylvania: 1880-1935 (Images of America Series)

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The Women of Scranton: 1880-1935 portrays the famous ladies, daring women, and heroines of everyday life in a booming coal town. Coal may have been king, but the intrepid women of America's progressive era saw to it that Scranton became not merely an economic hub, but a "city beautiful." No area of political, cultural, educational, or religious life in Scranton was untouched by their driving commitment to progress. Through historic photographs, readers will meet Scranton's first generation of college-educated ...
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Overview


The Women of Scranton: 1880-1935 portrays the famous ladies, daring women, and heroines of everyday life in a booming coal town. Coal may have been king, but the intrepid women of America's progressive era saw to it that Scranton became not merely an economic hub, but a "city beautiful." No area of political, cultural, educational, or religious life in Scranton was untouched by their driving commitment to progress. Through historic photographs, readers will meet Scranton's first generation of college-educated women; political activists and suffragettes; the first women lawyers and physicians; women's clubs dedicated to philanthropy, education, health, and civic betterment; women merchants and entrepreneurs; teachers and women's religious orders; and the immigrant women who dreamt of a better tomorrow
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738538587
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/10/2007
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,390,887
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Josephine M. Dunn, Ph.D., associate professor in the history department at the University of Scranton, researches women and history in northeastern Pennsylvania, and she directs the Women's Oral History Project at the Lackawanna Historical Society. Cheryl A. Kashuba, assistant to the director of the Lackawanna Historical Society, coauthored Scranton, and she is involved in living history productions.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Setting the Stage     9
The Artist Was a Woman     19
Women and the Law     31
Educating Women     45
The Healing Arts     77
The Scranton Clubwoman     89
Ladies of Leisure     117
Various and Sundry     121
Photograph Credits     127
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