Classical 91.5

Fascinatin Rhythm: Business Girl, 07/18/20

Jul 20, 2020

From 1877 to 1919, the Harvard Observatory hired women as human computers

Episode 2029

7/18      Business Girl Between the 1870s and the 1920s, when large numbers of young women left home and family for independent lives in the big city, they were daring a great deal--reputation, physical safety, homesickness, and conventional happiness. The composers and lyricists of the time told their stories in song.