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A Strange Time to Seek a Residence in Washington: Perils and Possibilities of Life for Female Federal Clerks

Jessica Ziparo

in This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 4 describes the challenges and opportunities of life for women in the nation’s capital during the 1860s. During the Civil War, Washington, D.C., was on the front lines of the conflict. After ... More


KaibaraEkken’s Precepts for Daily Life in Japan

Mary Evelyn Tucker

in Finding Wisdom in East Asian Classics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153973
eISBN:
9780231527194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153973.003.0028
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses Precepts for Daily Life in Japan by Kaibara Ekken (1630–1714). Ekken was regarded by his contemporaries and by later generations as a major figure in Japanese intellectual ... More


Mrs. Tsenhor: A Female Entrepreneur in Ancient Egypt

Koenraad Donker van Heel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9789774166341
eISBN:
9781617975875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166341.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Reconstruction of the actual life of the ancient Egyptian female entrepreneur Tsenhor daughter of Nesmin (6th-5th century BCE). Her papers—papyri written in Demotic—are now kept in museums in London, ... More


What Is Airport Urbanism?

Max Hirsh

in Airport Urbanism: Infrastructure and Mobility in Asia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816696093
eISBN:
9781452955148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816696093.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

An autobiographical introduction that provides a unique frame for studying the cross-border movement of the “semi-privileged” air travelers in Asia. The chapter argues that these passengers, and the ... More


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