Petticoats and Pinstripes: Portraits of Women in Wall Street's History

Petticoats and Pinstripes: Portraits of Women in Wall Street's History

Author: Sheri J. Caplan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440802669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 527

This fascinating work presents biographical essays about women from the colonial period to modern times, chronicling the previously untold story of the female financial experience in the United States. • Explores the female financial experience in the United States from the colonial period to modern times • Presents the history of women on Wall Street by placing personalities in the context of both Wall Street's development and prevailing political and cultural times • Identifies common themes and issues confronted by women in finance • Provides two quick-reference appendices, one describing the significance of particular women and a second that provides a chronology of milestones

The Crazyladies of Pearl Street

The Crazyladies of Pearl Street

Author: Trevanian

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780307238504

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 927

Legendary writer Trevanian brings readers his most personal novel yet: a funny, deeply felt, often touching coming-of-age novel set in 1930s America. Six-year-old Jean-Luc LaPointe, his little sister, and his spirited but vulnerable young mother have been abandoned—again—by his father, a charming con artist. With no money and nowhere else to go, the LaPointes create a fragile nest in a tenement building at 238 North Pearl Street in Albany, New York. For the next eight years, through the Great Depression and Second World War, they live in the heart of the Irish slum, surrounded by ward heelers, unemployment, and grinding poverty. Pearl Street is also home to a variety of “crazyladies”: Miss Cox, the feared and ridiculed teacher who ignites Jean-Luc’s imagination; Mrs. Kane, who runs a beauty parlor/fortune-telling salon in the back of her husband’s grocery store; Mrs. Meehan, the desperate, harried matriarch of a thuggish family across the street; lonely Mrs. McGivney, who spends every day tending to her catatonic husband, a veteran of the Great War; and Jean-Luc’s own unconventional, vivacious mother. Colorful though it is, Jean-Luc never stops dreaming of a way out of the slum, and his mother’s impossible expectations are both his driving force and his burden. As legendary writer Trevanian lovingly re-creates the neighborhood of his youth in this funny, deeply moving coming-of-age novel, he also paints a vivid portrait of a neighborhood, a city, a nation in turmoil, and the people waiting for a better life to begin. It’s a heartfelt and unforgettable look back at one child’s life in the 1930s and ’40s, a story that will be remembered long after the last page is turned.

Women of the Street

Women of the Street

Author: Susan Dewey

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479841943

Category: Social Science

Page: 285

View: 457

This is a work about people who make their living by engaging in street-based sex trading and criminal justice and social services efforts to curtail it through the work of police officers, public defenders, judges, probation officers, or court-mandated therapeutic treatment providers. Coauthored by an anthropologist and a legal scholar, the text explores these interactions and the cultural context in which they take place by drawing upon six years of ethnographic research with hundreds of women involved in street-based prostitution and illicit drug use, as well as dozens of the criminal justice and social services professionals who regularly interact with them.

Abuse, Sex and Drugs: The Lives of Teenagers on the Streets of America

Abuse, Sex and Drugs: The Lives of Teenagers on the Streets of America

Author: Taylor

Publisher: Kjinata Communications LLC

ISBN: 9798623527479

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 298

View: 818

**This book contains extreme descriptions of violence, sexual situations and drug abuse. Reader discretion is advised** This is the story of teenagers that had to leave their homes because of horrible family situations and forced survive on the streets. They had to navigate a barrage of readily available drugs, traps set by Pimps looking to subjugate them and avoid falling prey to the criminals looking for easy prey. Unfortunately, life isn't fair and not everyone who deserves a fair chance will get one. This story doesn't end well...