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Ethnicity, Race, and Women’s Work in Mid-Nineteenth-Century West Virginia Cities [essay]

Barbara J. Howe / Interim Director of Women's Studies / Associate Professor of History / West Virginia University

Published by West Virginia University / No Date, A Bound / Flex Cover / REPRINT
Condition: Modern Reprint
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30pages. Paper / Soft cover reprint edition in very good or better condition, slight wear to edges. Overall good copy of this scarce title. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great gift for the fan / reader in your life. Excerpt: The Marsden sisters, born in England, were milliners. Louisa Rockerbraun, from Germany, was a grocer, and Anne Lee was an African-American prostitute in Wheeling, Virginia, before the Civil War. They were unusual because they were not domestics or washwomen - the jobs that most immigrant women, and most African-American women had, in Wheeling, Parkersburg, Martinsburg, and Charleston, West Virginia, by 1870. The stories of the Marsdens, Rockerbraun, Lee, and the hundreds of other immigrant and African-American women in these cities help us understand the ways in which women earned their living in these cities and the impact of ethnicity and race on their choices. Size: USA / America / Americana / United States. Bookseller Inventory # 5024191

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Title: Ethnicity, Race, and Women’s Work in ...

Publisher: West Virginia University / No Date, A Bound / Flex Cover / REPRINT

Binding: ~ SCARCE TITLE ~

Book Condition:Modern Reprint

Edition: Clean and Unmarked Text.

Book Type: Women's Issues, Lifestyle

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