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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/276796
Title:
Women in nineteenth-century Pullman
Author:
Hoover, Douglas Pearson
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Built in 1880, George Pullman's railroad car manufacturing town was intended to be a model of industrial order. This Gilded Age capitalist's ideal image of working class women is reflected in the publicly prescribed place for women in the community and the company's provisions for female employment in the shops. Pullman wanted women to establish the town's domestic tranquility by cultivating a middle class environment, which he believed was a key to keeping the working class content. Throughout the course of the idealized communitarian experiment, however, Pullman's policies and prescriptions changed to meet the needs of working class families who depended on the wages of women. This paper will study the ideologies and realities surrounding women in nineteenth century Pullman.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Working class women -- Illinois -- Pullman -- Social conditions.; Women -- Illinois -- Pullman -- Social conditions.; Pullman (Chicago, Ill.) -- Social conditions.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; History
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Carter, Paul

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleWomen in nineteenth-century Pullmanen_US
dc.creatorHoover, Douglas Pearsonen_US
dc.contributor.authorHoover, Douglas Pearsonen_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractBuilt in 1880, George Pullman's railroad car manufacturing town was intended to be a model of industrial order. This Gilded Age capitalist's ideal image of working class women is reflected in the publicly prescribed place for women in the community and the company's provisions for female employment in the shops. Pullman wanted women to establish the town's domestic tranquility by cultivating a middle class environment, which he believed was a key to keeping the working class content. Throughout the course of the idealized communitarian experiment, however, Pullman's policies and prescriptions changed to meet the needs of working class families who depended on the wages of women. This paper will study the ideologies and realities surrounding women in nineteenth century Pullman.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectWorking class women -- Illinois -- Pullman -- Social conditions.en_US
dc.subjectWomen -- Illinois -- Pullman -- Social conditions.en_US
dc.subjectPullman (Chicago, Ill.) -- Social conditions.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHistoryen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCarter, Paulen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1334352en_US
dc.identifier.oclc24346647en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17854441en_US
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