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Death at Hull House by Frances McNamara
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This is the second in a series of three about Emily Cabot a young--and one of the first--female teachers at the U. of Chicago who gets involved in a number of off campus mysteries which because of the times, 1893, get her dismissed from the school and assigned to Hull House to work with Jane Adams. Here she becomes aware of the difficulties faced by the lower half of the social stratum and learns a great respect for them. This is a historical novel as well, taking us through the sweatshops of the clothing manufacturing business and the small pox epidemic.
The author grew up in Boston and at the time of this books in 2009 was a librarian at the U. of Chicago.
Her next book set in the Pullman area at the time of the 1894 railroad strike.
Looking forward to it.
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