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The Resource A class by herself: : protective laws for women workers, 1890s-1990s, Nancy Woloch

A class by herself: : protective laws for women workers, 1890s-1990s, Nancy Woloch

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A class by herself: : protective laws for women workers, 1890s-1990s
Title
A class by herself:
Title remainder
protective laws for women workers, 1890s-1990s
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Woloch
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A Class by Herself explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labor standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the twentieth century, the book tracks the rise and fall of women-only state protective laws--such as maximum hour laws, minimum wage laws, and night work laws--from their roots in progressive reform through the passage of New Deal labor law to the feminist attack on single-sex protective laws in the 1960s and 1970s. Nancy Woloch considers the network of institutions that promoted women-only protective laws, such as the National Consumers' League and the federal Women's Bureau; the global context in which the laws arose; the challenges that proponents faced; the rationales they espoused; the opposition that evolved; the impact of protective laws in ever-changing circumstances; and their dismantling in the wake of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Above all, Woloch examines the constitutional conversation that the laws provoked--the debates that arose in the courts and in the women's movement. Protective laws set precedents that led to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and to current labor law; they also sustained a tradition of gendered law that abridged citizenship and impeded equality for much of the century. Drawing on decades of scholarship, institutional and legal records, and personal accounts, A Class by Herself sets forth a new narrative about the tensions inherent in women-only protective labor laws and their consequences. "--
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1940-
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Woloch, Nancy
Dewey number
344.7301/4133
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3555
LC item number
.W65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America
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  • Women
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • LAW / Gender & the Law
  • LAW / Labor & Employment
  • LAW / Legal History
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations
  • Sex discrimination in employment
  • Women
  • United States
Label
A class by herself: : protective laws for women workers, 1890s-1990s, Nancy Woloch
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Publication
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-320) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roots of protection: the National Consumers' League and progressive reform -- Gender, protection, and the courts, 1895-1907 -- A class by herself : Muller v. Oregon (1908) -- Protection in ascent, 1908-23 -- Different versus equal : the 1920s -- Transformations : the new deal through the 1950s -- Trading places : the 1960s and 1970s -- Last lap : work and pregnancy -- Conclusion: protection revisited
Control code
ocn894670518
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780691002590
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014032483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691002590
  • (OCoLC)894670518
Label
A class by herself: : protective laws for women workers, 1890s-1990s, Nancy Woloch
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Roots of protection: the National Consumers' League and progressive reform -- Gender, protection, and the courts, 1895-1907 -- A class by herself : Muller v. Oregon (1908) -- Protection in ascent, 1908-23 -- Different versus equal : the 1920s -- Transformations : the new deal through the 1950s -- Trading places : the 1960s and 1970s -- Last lap : work and pregnancy -- Conclusion: protection revisited
Control code
ocn894670518
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780691002590
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014032483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780691002590
  • (OCoLC)894670518

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