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A Separate Sphere: Dressmakers in Cincinnati's Golden Age, 1877-1922
Dressmaking, considered a natural extension of women’s proper work in the home, was a common and lucrative employment for women in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It afforded creative expression, prestige in the community, and even the possibility of financial independence. Yet as entrepreneurs, dressmakers faced unique business pressures, and with the advent ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 15th 2003 by Texas Tech University Press
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