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Title

  • The saleslady,

Summary

  • The Saleslady explores one aspect of women's lives affected by mass production and the rise of chain department stores: the way women began to step out of the domestic sphere that had defined them in the nineteenth century to become store employees in the late 1920s. The study is impressionistic and descriptive, reporting the author's personal observations of salesladies' experiences such as getting a job, training, life in the store, recreation, marriage, and home life. The author, Frances R. Donovan, argues that a new type of woman is emerging, a woman of self- reliance and competence for whom marriage plays a less important role than in the past. The study itself represents a new trend in sociology in which occupational patterns are used to illuminate a society's social, economic, and moral order. American Memory.

Names

  • Donovan, Frances R.

Created / Published

  • Chicago, Ill., The University of Chicago press [c1929]

Headings

  • -  Department stores--New York (State)--New York--Employees
  • -  Women--Employment--New York (State)--New York

Notes

  • -  "Songs of the saleslady": p. 243-261.

Medium

  • xi, 267 p. illus. 20 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • HD6096.N6 D6
  • HD6096.N6 D6 Copy 2 Copy 2.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 29021188

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Donovan, Frances R. The Saleslady. [Chicago, Ill., The University of Chicago press, 1929] Image. https://www.loc.gov/item/29021188/.

APA citation style:

Donovan, F. R. (1929) The Saleslady. [Chicago, Ill., The University of Chicago press] [Image] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/29021188/.

MLA citation style:

Donovan, Frances R. The Saleslady. [Chicago, Ill., The University of Chicago press, 1929] Image. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/29021188/>.