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The Resource America's working women : a documentary history, 1600 to the present, edited by Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon with Susan Reverby

America's working women : a documentary history, 1600 to the present, edited by Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon with Susan Reverby

Label
America's working women : a documentary history, 1600 to the present
Title
America's working women
Title remainder
a documentary history, 1600 to the present
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon with Susan Reverby
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A landmark work when it appeared in 1976, America's Working Women helped form the field of women's studies and transform labor history. Now the authors have enlarged the dimensions of this important anthology; more than half the selections and all the introductory material are new. Spanning the years from 1600 to the present, selections from diaries, popular magazines, historical works, oral histories, letters, songs, poetry, and fiction show women's creativity in supporting themselves, their families, and organizations or associations. Slave women recall their field work, family work, and sabotage. We see Indian women farming, and we also see the white culture coercing Indian women to give up farming. We see women in industry playing a central part in the union movement while facing the particular hazards of women's jobs and working conditions. New selections show the historical origins of today's important issues: sexual harassment, equal pay, "sex work," work in the underground economy, work in the home, and shift work. With an expanded focus on women from all racial and ethnic backgrounds and regions, America's Working Women grounds us in the battles women have fought and the ones they are in the process of winning
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
331.4/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6095
LC item number
.A662 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-2015
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Baxandall, Rosalyn
  • Gordon, Linda
  • Reverby, Susan M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
  • Beschäftigung
  • Frau
  • Quelle
  • USA
  • Frau
  • USA
Label
America's working women : a documentary history, 1600 to the present, edited by Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon with Susan Reverby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-350) 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
Before 1820. Paid and unpaid labor ; Servitude -- 1820-1865. Slaves and free blacks ; The contested land ; Factory life ; Controversy about women's work -- 1865-1890. Industry ; Coping with new conditions -- 1890-1920. Migrants and immigrants ; Rural labor ; Industrial labor ; The tradition of struggle -- 1920-1940. Nonindustrial work ; The Depression ; Working women organize ; Black women against racism ; Using the state -- 1940-1955. The war ; Feminine mystique and feminine reality -- 1955-Present. Continuing patterns ; Deindustrialization ; The movements ; New initiatives
Control code
ocm31045452
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Rev. and updated.
Extent
xxvii, 356 p.
Isbn
9780393312621
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94032194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o31045452
  • (OCoLC)31045452
Label
America's working women : a documentary history, 1600 to the present, edited by Rosalyn Baxandall and Linda Gordon with Susan Reverby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-350) 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
Before 1820. Paid and unpaid labor ; Servitude -- 1820-1865. Slaves and free blacks ; The contested land ; Factory life ; Controversy about women's work -- 1865-1890. Industry ; Coping with new conditions -- 1890-1920. Migrants and immigrants ; Rural labor ; Industrial labor ; The tradition of struggle -- 1920-1940. Nonindustrial work ; The Depression ; Working women organize ; Black women against racism ; Using the state -- 1940-1955. The war ; Feminine mystique and feminine reality -- 1955-Present. Continuing patterns ; Deindustrialization ; The movements ; New initiatives
Control code
ocm31045452
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
Rev. and updated.
Extent
xxvii, 356 p.
Isbn
9780393312621
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
94032194
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o31045452
  • (OCoLC)31045452

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