The Business of Charity: The Woman's Exchange Movement, 1832-1900 (Women in American History)

The Business of Charity: The Woman's Exchange Movement, 1832-1900 (Women in American History)

By: Kathleen Waters Sander (author)Paperback

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In the nineteenth century Woman's Exchanges formed a vast national network that created economic alternatives for financially vulnerable women in a world that permitted few respectable employment options.One of the nation's oldest continuously operating voluntary movements -- many are still in business after more than a century -- the Exchanges were fashionable and popular shops where women who had fallen on hard times could sustain themselves by selling their handiwork on consignment -- without having to seek public employment. Over the century Exchanges became an important forum for entrepreneurial growth and an example of how women used the voluntary sector -- which had so successfully served as a conduit for their political and social reforms -- to advance opportunities for economic independence.

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Product Details

  • publication date: 01/07/1998
  • ISBN13: 9780252067037
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780252067037
  • weight: 322
  • ISBN10: 0252067037

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