viii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780472070558 cloth alkaline paper 047207055X cloth alkaline paper
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Performing independence : male clerks, bookkeepers, and stenographers from 1820 to 1870 Treasury girls and the masses : from degraded women workers to employees Stepping-stones and short ladders : men's faltering independence The male stenographers' solution : the language of professionalism Typewriter girls and lady stenographers : the challenges of respectability "My fondest hopes will have been realized" : independence, ambition, and the new woman Performances of professionalism.