A rare, firsthand look
at the working life of 19th century Minnesota women. Unlike Riis’s How
The Other Half Lives, which forever changed our sense of New York
City--and America--Valesh never turned her newspaper columns into a
book, so the public has been deprived of her unique first-hand account
of the industrial revolution as it affected women in the Midwest. THE
ANNOTATED EVA GAY aims to correct this omission.
The book will
consist of the text of Valesh’s columns fully annotated with
historical photographs and carefully researched footnotes that provide
intelligent commentary and context for modern readers. THE ANNOTATED EVA
GAY will interest scholars and general readers and will paint a
tangible, compelling portrait of 19th century Minneapolis.
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