This chapter is based almost exclusively on primary sources. It reconstructs the history of the political and social project of two sisters-in-law belonging to the enlightened, progressive aristocracy, brought together by the philanthropic vision of early 20th-century feminism: Harriet Lathrop Dunham (see Chapter 1.1) and Carolina de Viti de Marco. In 1901 they created, in Casamassella, a small town in the Italian deep south, a lacemaking school affiliated to the Industrie Femminili Italiane (IFI). Its objective was to promote women’s economic emancipation and political citizenship through the development of traditional crafts. The Casamassella School enjoyed widespread international prestige and captured the interest of Emily Hobhouse, the well-known English pacifist and activist in favour of the Boer people. Hobhouse was inspired by the IFI – and the Casamassella School in particular – to set up her own Boer Home Industries.

Harriet Luthrop Dunham and Carolina de Viti de Marco: Emancipation Through Lacemaking

elena laurenzi
2021

Abstract

This chapter is based almost exclusively on primary sources. It reconstructs the history of the political and social project of two sisters-in-law belonging to the enlightened, progressive aristocracy, brought together by the philanthropic vision of early 20th-century feminism: Harriet Lathrop Dunham (see Chapter 1.1) and Carolina de Viti de Marco. In 1901 they created, in Casamassella, a small town in the Italian deep south, a lacemaking school affiliated to the Industrie Femminili Italiane (IFI). Its objective was to promote women’s economic emancipation and political citizenship through the development of traditional crafts. The Casamassella School enjoyed widespread international prestige and captured the interest of Emily Hobhouse, the well-known English pacifist and activist in favour of the Boer people. Hobhouse was inspired by the IFI – and the Casamassella School in particular – to set up her own Boer Home Industries.
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