Lives of American Women: Lillian Gilbreth

Editor/Author Des Jardins, Julie
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Westview Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-81-334763-9
Category: Biography
Image Count: 4
Book Status: Available
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Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era.

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Table of Contents

  • Series Editor's Foreward
  • Author's Preface
  • 1 Lillie Moller's Victorian World, 1878-1895
  • 2 College and Adventure The Sensibilities of a New Woman, 1896—1904
  • 3 The Gilbreths’ Brand of Companionate Marriage, 1904-1908
  • 4 Scientific Management and the Human Element in the Progressive Age, 1909-1911
  • 5 Dailiness in Providence, 1912-1916
  • 6 Battles on the Home Front and War Front, 1916-1918
  • 7 Montclair An Experiment in Science and Domesticity, 1919—1924
  • 8 The Widow Sexism and Breadwinning, 1924—1928
  • 9 Systematizing Women's Operations During the Depression, 1929-1939
  • Afterword: Domesticity on Her Terms
  • Primary Sources: Gilbreth Management Desk Brochure
  • Study Questions
  • Bibliography