This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

TitleThis Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsZiparo, Jessica
PublisherUniversity of North Carolina Press
CityChapel Hill, United States
Abstract

Here, Jessica Ziparo traces the struggles and triumphs of early female federal employees, who were caught between traditional, cultural notions of female dependence and an evolving movement of female autonomy in a new economic reality. In doing so, Ziparo demonstrates how these women challenged societal gender norms, carved out a place for independent women in the streets of Washington, and sometimes clashed with the female suffrage movement.Examining the advent of female federal employment, Ziparo finds a lost opportunity for wage equality in the federal government and shows how despite discrimination, prejudice, and harassment, women persisted, succeeding in making their presence in the federal workforce permanent (Amazon).

URLhttps://lccn.loc.gov/2017013226
Short TitleThis Grand Experiment
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