What Would Jane Say? City-Builders with Skirts Were Excluded From the Plan of Chicago

October 21, 2009

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Janice Metzger discusses her book What Would Jane Say?, that looks at women between 1889 and 1909 who were actively involved in improving vital city services. They created the sweat shop law, child labor laws, and the first juvenile court in the nation, in addition to launching public health campaigns, promoting educational innovation and forging cultural connections between mainstream and immigrant communities.

 

Recorded Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at Chicago Architecture Foundation.