FIVE HUNDRED YEARS OF WOMEN'S WORK: THE LISA UNGER BASKIN COLLECTION.

  • New York and Durham, NC: The Grolier Club and Duke University, 2019.
  • 9.15 x 11 inches
  • Stiff paper wrappers
  • 160 pages
  • ISBN: 9781605830810

Price: $60.00  other currencies

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With essays by Lisa Unger Baskin, Elizabeth C. Denlinger, and Laura Micham.

Women's work. The phrase usually conjures up domestic duties or occupations traditionally associated with women-such as teaching, nursing, or housekeeping. The Lisa Unger Baskin Collection upends those associations and makes the true breadth of women's contributions visible. By bringing together materials from across the centuries, Baskin reveals what has been hidden-that women have long pursued a startling range of careers and vocations and that through their work they have supported themselves, their families, and the causes they believed in.

In 2015, Baskin placed her expansive collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, and artifacts at the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University. This exhibition and catalogue introduce her collection to the public for the first time. The catalogue was designed by Miko McGinty, Inc., and printed in full color.