SEARCHING FOR AMERICA’S HEART: RFK AND THE RENEWAL OF HOPE byPeter Edelman Houghton Mifflin, 2001 262 pp $26
THE PRICE OF CITIZENSHIP: REDEFINING THE AMERICAN WELFARE STATE by Michael B. Katz Metropolitan, 2001 469 pp $35
THE LONDON feminists at the center of George Gissing’s 1893 novel The Odd Women have a vision: They will train unmarried women to perform clerical work. A strong foothold in a (relatively) dignified occupation should give their students freedom and independence. Wage labor will be their ticket away from the sexism and superstition that drained the souls of middle-class Victorian women....
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