Cornelia Stratton Parker's "Working with the Working Woman"

Cornelia Stratton Parker's "Working with the Working Woman"

Author: 
Cornelia Stratton Parker

The book that grew out of Cornelia Stratton Parker's six-part series for Harper's magazine, titled, "Working with the Working Woman." Parker engaged in a series of low-wage earning jobs to experience the work herself and write about it.

Book Excerpt: 
"The experiences lived through in the following pages may strike the reader as superficial, artificial. In a way they were. Yet they fulfilled their object in my eyes, at least. I wanted to feel for myself the general 'atmosphere' of a job, several jobs. I wanted to know the worker without any suspicion on the part of the girls and women I labored among that they were being 'investigated.' I wanted to see the world through their eyes -- for the time being to close my own altogether."
Year of Publication: 
Sun, 1922-01-01
Rights Information: 
Public domain.
City of Publication: 
New York City
Book Publisher: 
Harper & Bros.