Akron Women

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While industrialists were building the great rubber factories, cereal mills, and potteries, Akron women were weaving together the cultural and moral fabric of the city. Women established churches, hospitals, schools, and cultural institutions, even as they nurtured their families and worked in the city's factories, stores, and offices. Even though they were busy holding the fabric of Akron life together, they still found time to enjoy the city's wonderful entertainment and recreational attributes. Akron Women captures the rich diversity, determination, spirit, courage, and energy of this extraordinary population of women through the use of historic photos, rare advertising, and supporting commentary.
ISBN: 9780738533698
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Ohio
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kathleen L. Endres is a distinguished professor of Communications at the University of Akron and has written extensively on the history of Akron women. Carolyn H. Herman has been active in the women's community in Akron for 20 years; she is especially devoted to the Women's Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation, one of the groups benefiting from the profits of this book and the only local grant-making entity that exclusively funds projects that benefit women and girls in Summit County, Ohio. Penny L. Fox is a native Ohioan, a freelance writer, and a business owner.
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