The Business of Being a Woman

Ida M. Tarbell (1857 - 1944)

How were women's roles changing in the 1900's? Ida Tarbell explores this in a well written, witty and insightful series of essays. "The object of this little volume is to call attention to a certain distrust, which the author feels in the modern woman, of the significance and dignity of the work laid upon her by Nature and by society. Its ideas are the result of a long, if somewhat desultory, observation of the professional, political, and domestic activities of women in this country and in France. These observations have led to certain definite opinions as to those phases of the woman question most in need of emphasis to-day." This book contains, as a footnote, a Declaration of Sentiments which begins 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal...' and continues on. A wonderful declaration of the equality of the sexes in many things. This will be a separate section of this project since I think it is excellent in style and sentiment. - Summary by the introduction and BC

Genre(s): Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Uneasy Woman MaryAnn
Play 02 On the Imitation of Man Lydia Bateman
Play 03 The Business of Being a Woman Jacquelyn Bengfort
Play 04 The Socialization of the Home CCGraham
Play 05 The Woman and her Raiment MaryAnn
Play 06 The Woman and Democracy Lynne T
Play 07 The Homeless Daughter Michele Fry
Play 08 The Childless Woman and the Friendless Child Kathleen Moore
Play 09 On the Ennobling of the Woman's Business Mary Ann Weathers