This paper looks at women as they appear in 'Radicals of the Worst Sort' by Ardis Cameron and 'City of Women' by Christine Stansell.
# 98818 | 1,624 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Oct 18, 2007 in Literature (World) , Women Studies (Feminism) , Women Studies (General) , History (General)
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In this paper, the writer notes that most literature, especially short stories and novels by women who lived during the Victorian era, depicted that era in the basest of terms. With this normal background about women kept in mind, the writer points out that it is interesting to read the two books, 'Radicals of the Worst Sort' and 'City of Women', which show a very different side of these Victorian-era women. The writer discusses that apparently, according to these two books, there were a number of women who led the way for a much more liberated female. The writer concludes that according to Stansell and Cameron, the women who strived for recognition and equality in the late 1800s and early 1900s must also be appreciated today for changing history.
From the Paper:"In her preface to City of Women, Stensell explains that her book entailed the misfortunes that women laborers suffered in New York City. She argues that working-class women introduced a separate way of life based on their particular role in society and at the mercy of bourgeoisie norms and values. In order to survive on their own, they found another way, albeit nontraditional, to make a living. This was the establishment of the first large population of female workers in the United States, which had an impact not only on them but the society as a whole that would continue into the rest of the 20the century for all women."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Cameron, Ardis. Radicals of the Worst Sort. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1993
- Hirsch, Susan. Review of City of Women. American Historical Review(1988) 93: 500
- Stansell, Christine. City of Women. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1987.
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