New Book: How Women Saved The City

Posted by on September 6, 2002

Reclaims the lost history of women’s contributions to the development of American cities–now in paperback!

Daphne Spain
University of Minnesota Press | 332 pages | 2002
ISBN 0-8166-3532-3 | paperback | $19.95

Spain uncovers the contribution of women to urban development at the turn of the twentieth century to clearly demonstrate the key role they played in shaping the American urban landscape. She reconstructs the story of women’s involvement in “redemptive places” that addressed the real needs of city dwellers?especially single women, African Americans, immigrants, and the poor.

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