"Working Figures: Discourses of Race and Class in Nineteenth-Century Working Women's Self-Representations" - April Lidinsky - Dissertation

"Working Figures: Discourses of Race and Class in Nineteenth-Century Working Women's Self-Representations" - April Lidinsky - Dissertation

by: April Lidinsky | publication date: January 1, 2000 |

". . .However, what interests me here is the brief forays into journalism Beatrice Potters engaged in during the 1880s in which she does explore these alternative narratives of work, particularly her 1888 act of deliberate 'class passing,' in which she went under cover as an East End 'sweater' so she could write 'Pages from a Work-Girl's Diary' for the well-educated upper-class readers of Nineteenth Century magazine. . ."

In April Lidinsky's dissertation at Rutgers University, she examines the development women writers faced during the nineteenth century.

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