Cheap Amusements: Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York

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INDEX
Age segregation of amusements, 56-57, 88-89
Agnes M. (domestic servant), 115- 116
Albino, Theresa, 68
Amusement parks, 116, 122. See also Coney Island
Anthony, Katharine, 39
Bachelor Girls Social Club, 48, 62
Barrel of Love, 134-135
Beer gardens, 30, 119
Betts, Lillian, 15, 63, 70, 109, 113, 127, 169, 173-174
Bevans, George, 15, 30, 32, 67, 146
"Bintel Brief," 72
Blaustein, David, 31, 32
Blow-Hole Theater, 135
Boarding and lodging: by self-supporting working women, 52, 73- 75; source of income for married women, 22, 36
"Boarding House Bathroom, The," 155
Board of Censorship of Motion Pictures. See National Board of Review of Motion Pictures
Bocci, Andrea, 25
Bohemian Peasant Ball, 91
Bookbinding, 40, 43, 46
Bowen, Louise de Koven, 107
Bowery: at Coney Island, 124, 126, 128, 132, 138; in Manhattan, 14, 124; theaters of the, 140, 148
Boyton, Captain Paul, 127
Brady, Mary, 173
Brandeis, Louis, 44
Brighton Beach, 122-123, 133, 137
"Broadway Massage Parlor, The," 156
"Broker's Athletic Typewriter, The," 157
Brooklyn City Mission, Women's Branch, 133
Brotherhood of Stationary Firemen, 118, 119
Bruker, Yeddie, 53
Burke, Lizzie, 174-175
"Busy Day at the Corset Models', A," 155
Campbell, Helen, 172
Cannon Coaster, 133
Castle, Irene, 103, 187
Castle, Vernon, 103, 187
Catholic Church, 26
Celtic Park, 120
Central Federated Union, 159
Central Park, 14, 23, 117
Chapin, Robert Coit, 12-13, 30, 117, 118, 144

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page ii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 3
  • Chapter One - the Homosocial World of Working-Class Amusements 11
  • Chapter Two - Leisure and Labor 34
  • Chapter Three - Putting on Style 56
  • Chapter Four - Dance Madness 88
  • Chapter Five - the Coney Island Excursion 115
  • Chapter Seven - Reforming Working Women's Recreation 163
  • Conclusion 185
  • Notes 189
  • Index 237
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