By Edith J. Morley
This ebook, first released in 1914, examines the commercial place of ladies on the flip of the 20 th century. Women’s financial place were undermined by means of the helpless dependence engendered, one of the better-off, by way of 19th century luxurious, and between handbook employees by way of the lack of their carry upon land and via the decline of domestic industries. The essays accrued the following study the altering situation, with a brand new strength at paintings: the rebellion of the trendy girl opposed to fiscal dependence in all forms.
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