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Masquerading in Male Attire : Women Passing As Men in America, 1844-1920 - by Kerry Segrave (Paperback)
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Historically, American women have dressed as men for a number of reasons—to enter the military, to travel freely, to commit a criminal act, to marry other women—but most often to secure employment. During the mid–1800s and early 1900s, most jobs were barred to women, and those that were available to both sexes paid women far less. This book profiles both women who tried to pass as men and were caught—and even arrested—and those who successfully masqueraded for years. Whatever their motives, all took part in a common rebellion against an economic and social system that openly discriminated against them.
Number of Pages: 235
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Kerry Segrave
Street Date: April 12, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-60-2150
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