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Florence Kelley, Factory Inspector in 1890s Chicago, and the Children

Florence Kelley, a lifelong advocate for women, lived at Hull-House in the 1890s. She was appointed state factory inspector by Governor John Peter Altgeld, and conducted a wage and ethnicity census of the slums of Chicago - published as Hull House Maps and Papers - at the time of the World’s Fair.

The Left-Handed Marriage

In her first book of fiction, Bienen moves knowledgeably and engagingly from African tales to domestic comedy. The Left-Handed Marriage, Leigh Buchanan Bienen's debut collection of fiction, ranges widely in subject matter, tone, and locale, from legal drama to domestic comedy, from Kampala and Shanghai to Trenton, New Jersey.