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Author Srole, Carole, 1948-

Title Transcribing class and gender : masculinity and femininity in nineteenth-century courts and offices / Carole Srole
Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 324 pages) : illustrations
Series Class, culture
Class, culture.
Contents Performing independence : male clerks, bookkeepers, and stenographers from 1820 to 1870 -- Treasury girls and the masses : from degraded women workers to employees -- Stepping-stones and short ladders : men's faltering independence -- The male stenographers' solution : the language of professionalism -- Typewriter girls and lady stenographers : the challenges of respectability -- "My fondest hopes will have been realized" : independence, ambition, and the new woman -- Performances of professionalism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Femininity -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Masculinity -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Social classes -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Stenographers -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Working class women -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009018640
ISBN 047202664X (electronic bk.)
9780472026647 (electronic bk.)