Dorothy A. Bennett: Sold to the Ladies!

Dorothy A. Bennett: Sold to the Ladies!

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Sold to the Ladies by Dorothy A. Bennett, with a new introduction by Amy Sohn - This 1940 memoir, reprinted for the first time, is about three working women in the Depression era who bought an old barge on the Gowanus Canal and turned it into a summer share house. Though Gowanus was then "no place for ladies," they wound up befriending the men they met in "the Jungle," the area around the Canal and the most notorious section of New York harbor. This snapshot of Gowanus at a grittier time is also the story of three singular women who refused to let traditional sex roles define them.