Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women’s Movement, 1870–1967
by Joan Marie Johnson
Air Date/Time: December 9, 12pm (Central)
320 pages, hardcover
How did a group of affluent white women beginning in the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries advance the status of all women? Through acts of philanthropy. This cadre of activists included Phoebe Hearst, the mother of William Randolph Hearst; Grace Dodge, granddaughter of Wall Street “Merchant Prince” William Earle Dodge; and Ava Belmont, who married into the Vanderbilt family fortune.
Motivated by their...Learn More
Windy City Blues
By Renee Rosen
Air Date/Time May 22, 4pm (Central)
1st ed., paperback, 451 p.
In 1960s Chicago, a young woman stands in the middle of a musical and social revolution. A new historical novel from the bestselling author of White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants.
Leeba Groski doesn’t exactly fit in, but her love of music is not lost on her childhood friend and neighbor, Leonard Chess, who offers her a job at his new record company in Chicago. What...Learn More