The Women of Scranton: 1880-1935

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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 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.
ISBN: 9780738538587
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Pennsylvania
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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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