Elizabeth Bancroft Schlesinger

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Elizabeth B. Schlesinger (Mrs. Arthur Schlesinger, Sr.) has long been a commentator in magazines and scholarly journals on the role of women in American life. She is the wife of one noted historian and the mother of another.

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August 1957

“Mr. Alcott,” wrote his patient, loving wife, “cannot bring himself to work for gain; but we have not yet learned to live without money.” And in earning it herself Mrs. Bronson Alcott helped invent modern social work