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Common sense & a little fire : women and working-class politics in the United States, 1900-1965

Author: Annelise Orleck
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1995.
Series: Gender & American culture.
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Common Sense and a Little Fire traces the personal and public lives of four immigrant women activists who left a lasting imprint on American politics. Though they have rarely had more than cameo appearances in previous histories, Rose Schneiderman, Fannia Cohn, Clara Lemlich Shavelson, and Pauline Newman played important roles in the emergence of organized labor, the New Deal welfare state, adult education, and the  Read more...
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Orleck, Annelise.
Common sense & a little fire.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1995
(DLC) 94024544
(OCoLC)31173900
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Annelise Orleck
ISBN: 0585038139 9780585038131 0807863718 9780807863718
OCLC Number: 42854618
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 384 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. 1. The Rise of a Working-Class Women's Movement, 1882-1909 --
Prologue. From the Russian Pale to the Lower East Side: The Cultural Roots of Four Jewish Women's Radicalism. Ch. 1. Coming of Age: The Shock of the Shops and the Dawning of Political Consciousness, 1900-1909 --
pt. 2. Working Women in Rebellion: The Emergence of Industrial Feminism, 1909-1920. Ch. 2. Audacity: The Uprising of Women Garment Workers, 1909-1915. Ch. 3. Common Sense: New York City Working Women and the Struggle for Woman Suffrage --
pt. 3. The Activists in Their Prime: The Mainstreaming of Industrial Feminism, 1920-1945. Ch. 4. Knocking at the White House Door: Rose Schneiderman, Pauline Newman, and the Campaign for Labor Legislation, 1910-1945. Ch. 5. Emotion Strained through a Thinking Mind: Fannia Cohn, the ILGWU, and the Struggle for Workers' Education, 1915-1945 --
Spark plugs in every neighborhood : Clara Lemlich Shavelson and the emergence of a militant working-class housewives' movement, 1913-1945 --
Witnessing the end of an era : the postwar years and the decline of industrial feminism --
Reflections on women and activism.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Other Titles: Common sense and a little fire
Responsibility: Annelise Orleck.

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