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Tuesday Tidbits: Female Firsts - Women in the Workforce: Part 2

In this week's Tuesday Tidbits,  we continue to highlight Female Firsts: A Brief History of  Women in the Workforce. This is Part 2: The Dawn of the 20th Century and the 1930s: A Step Back for Women. The Dawn of the 20th Century Female First: Mary Pickford is a founding member of United Artists Film Studio in 1919. Would You Believe:  A law is passed in 1908 making it illegal for women to smoke in public in New York City. The presence of women in the public sphere increased significantly at the beginning of the 20th century. America was moving away from the Victorian ideal of the demure woman, cloistered away from society and into an age of social liberalism. Coined the “Progressive...

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