Clubs for Working Girls

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Stanley, Maude. London, Macmillan and Co. 1890. 276 pages. 19.5 x 13.5 cm. Maude Stanley was a youth worker pioneer, helping to found the London Union of Girls Clubs. Explaining how young girls are tempted into trouble: “the visit to the music hall, the cheap theaters, the gin-palaces, the dancing saloons, and the wine shop; then soon follow other temptations, the easy sliding into greater sin, the degradation and the downfall of all womanly virtue…Well, to counteract these dangers, to save our poor children just starting into womanhood – we say, establish in every locality clubs for working girls.” Ex. Lib. Meadville Theological School. Orig. Blue boards. Very good. Hardcover.