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Gendering labor history

Author: Alice Kessler-Harris
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007.
Series: Working class in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publisher description: This collection represents the thirty-year intellectual trajectory of one of today's leading historians of gender and labor in the United States. The seventeen essays included in Alice Kessler-Harris's Gendering Labor History are divided into 4 sections, narrating the evolution and refinement of her central project: to show gender's fundamental importance to the shaping of U.S. history and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kessler-Harris, Alice.
Gendering labor history.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Kessler-Harris
ISBN: 0252031490 9780252031496 0252073932 9780252073939
OCLC Number: 70176881
Description: 374 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Conflicts in a genedered labor history --
pt. 1. Women and the labor movement --
1. "Where are the organized women workers?" --
2. Organizing the unorganizable : three Jewish women and their union --
3. Problems of coalition building : women and trade unions in the 1920s --
4. Rose Schneiderman and the limits of women's trade unionism --
pt. 2. Gender and class --
5. Stratifying by sex : notes on the history of working women --
6. Independence and virtue in the lives of wage-earning women in the United States, 1870-1930 --
7. A new agenda for American labor history : a gendered analysis and the question of class --
8. Treating the male as "other" : redefining the parameters of labor history --
9. Reconfiguring the private in the context of the public. pt. 3. Labor and social policy --
10. The just price, the free market, and the value of women --
11. The debate over equity for women in the workplace : recognizing differences --
12. Gendered interventions : exploring the historical roots of U.S. social policy --
13. The paradox of motherhood : night-work restrictions in the United States --
14. Measures for masculinity : the American labor movement and welfare-state policy during the Great Depression --
pt. 4. New directions --
15. In pursuit of economic citizenship --
16. Reframing the history of women's wage labor : challenges of a global perspective --
17. "History is public or nothing" : learning how to keep illusions in our future --
Notes --
Series Title: Working class in American history.
Responsibility: Alice Kessler-Harris.
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"Over her 30-year career as a labor historian, Alice Kessler-Harris has established herself as one of the foremost authorities on the history of women and work in the United States. . . . Read more...

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