Unprotected labor : household workers, politics, and middle-class reform in New York, 1870-1940 (eBook, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Unprotected labor : household workers, politics, and middle-class reform in New York, 1870-1940

Author: Vanessa H May
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Through an analysis of women's reform, domestic worker activism, and cultural values attached to public and private space, this book explains how and why domestic workers, the largest category of working women before 1940, were excluded from labour protections that formed the foundation of the US welfare state. Looking at the debate over domestic service from both sides of the class divide, it assesses middle-class  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
May, Vanessa H.
Unprotected labor.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2010047551
(OCoLC)668197747
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vanessa H May
ISBN: 9780807877906 0807877905 9781469603094 1469603098
OCLC Number: 742361681
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 246 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 THE TYRANT OF THE HOUSEHOLD: The Debate over the "Servant Question" and the Privacy of the Middle-Class Home, 1870-1915; 2 STICKING TOGETHER THROUGH GOOD TIMES AND BAD: Immigrant Domestic Workers, Ethnic Communities, and Resistance; 3 ENCOURAGING THE GOOD, WEEDING OUT THE BAD, AND TEACHING THE IGNORANT: Women's Organizations and Domestic Workers in New York City, 1870-1915; 4 THE "ENLIGHTENED MAJORITY" VERSUS THE "DIE-HARD FRINGE": The State and Reform of Domestic Service, 1915-1940. 5 EVERY DOMESTIC WORKER A UNION WORKER: Middle-Class African American Organizations and Domestic Workers Confront Labor Exploitation during the DepressionEPILOGUE: The Walls of Jericho; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Vanessa H. May.

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Examines how and why domestic workers, the largest category of working women before 1940, were excluded from labour protections that formed the foundation of the welfare state. Looking at the debate  Read more...

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