The Woman of the People

The Woman of the People

by: Bessie John Van Vorst | publication date: May 1, 1903 | Publication: Harper's | pages: 871-875

The working-women of the people in America I divide into four categories, considering in turn the problems of each and the circumstances that have determined their position. These four categories are the servant, the charwoman, the woman of a generation ago, and the factory girl. Generally speaking, the industrial aristocrat is the factory girl; the older woman has a role in the home only; and the units of a second order are the charwoman and the servant.

In this article Mrs. John Van Vorst gives a sociological account of America's working women, dividing them into four categories and providing examples from her own work experience.

Public domain.