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This Grand Experiment - When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C. (Hardcover) Loot Price: R947
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This Grand Experiment - When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C. (Hardcover): Jessica Ziparo

This Grand Experiment - When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C. (Hardcover)

Jessica Ziparo

Series: Civil War America

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In the volatility of the Civil War, the federal government opened its payrolls to women. Although the press and government officials considered the federal employment of women to be an innocuous wartime aberration, women immediately saw the new development for what it was: a rare chance to obtain well-paid, intellectually challenging work in a country and time which typically excluded females from such channels of labor. Thousands of female applicants from across the country flooded Washington with applications. Here, Jessica Ziparo traces the struggles and triumphs of early female federal employees, who were caught between traditional, cultural notions of female dependence and an evolving movement of female autonomy in a new economic reality. In doing so, Ziparo demonstrates how these women challenged societal gender norms, carved out a place for independent women in the streets of Washington, and sometimes clashed with the female suffrage movement. Examining the advent of female federal employment, Ziparo finds a lost opportunity for wage equality in the federal government and shows how despite discrimination, prejudice, and harassment, women persisted, succeeding in making their presence in the federal workforce permanent.

General

Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Civil War America
Release date: November 2017
Authors: Jessica Ziparo
Dimensions: 235 x 155mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-1-4696-3597-2
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > American history > 1800 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > War & defence operations > Civil war
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > History > American history > 1800 to 1900
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Military history
LSN: 1-4696-3597-6
Barcode: 9781469635972

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