From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women in the World Volume III

Infernos and Paradises: The Triumph of Capitalism in the 19th Century

Marilyn French,

From Eve to Dawn: A History of Women in the World Volume III: Infernos and Paradises: The Triumph of Capitalism in the 19th Century
 
 
From the New York Times–bestselling author: “A rare find: a page-turning, can’t-put-it-down history text.” —Library Journal
 
Writing about what she calls the “most cheering period in female history,” Marilyn French recounts how nineteenth-century women living under imperialism, industrialization, and capitalism nonetheless organized for their own education, a more equitable wage, and the vote.
 
Focusing on the United States, Great Britain, and countries in Africa, French argues that capitalism’s success depended on the exploitation and enslavement of huge numbers, including women, but the act of working outside the home alongside other women, rather than in isolation, provided women with the possibility of organizing for emancipation.
 
“The third volume of her remarkable four-volume survey . . . fascinating insight and detail.” —Publishers Weekly


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