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The fair women / Jeanne Madeline Weimann ; introduction by Anita Miller.

Chicago, Ill. : Academy Chicago, 1981.
ISBN 0897330250, 9780915864676, 0915864673

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George Washington
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HQ 1419 .W44 (show me on map) Available Request
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UNIV General stacks
305.4 W4f, 1981 Available Request
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Subjects Feminism -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States.
Description ix, 611 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The World's Columbian Exhibition, held in Chicago in 1893, included amazing exhibits of the results of women's activities-- in the arts, in industry, in science, and in reform and philanthropic work. Most of these were housed in the Women's Building, which was designed, decorated, and controlled entirely by women. Weimann traces the struggles among the women for the domination of the Board of Lake Managers, describing the politics and passion for the first time.
Contents Queen of the West -- Government discovers Chicago -- Government discovers women -- The chivalric chimera -- Phoebe Couzins -- Parian and ebony -- Circling the globe -- The ladies lovely child -- The decorators -- Prodigies of preparation -- Women in the white city -- A glorious wealth of mediocrity -- Cots and cribs -- Mob of scribbling women -- Women in savagery -- Rare and interesting lines of work -- Refined avenues of effort -- Mementoes of an emancipated era -- Organizations -- Not things but women: the congresses -- The summer sessions: not enough of the duchess -- After the fair is over.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6708725
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Weimann, Jeanne Madeline, 1943-
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