The women who got America talking : early telephone operators, 1878-1922 (eBook, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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The women who got America talking : early telephone operators, 1878-1922

Author: Kerry Segrave
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When the need for telephone operators arose in the 1870s, the assumption was that they should all be male. Within a few years, telephone operators were all female and would remain so. The pay was low and working conditions harsh. Discipline was stern. Most were young, domestic and anything but militant. Many joined unions and walked picket lines"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Segrave, Kerry, 1944-
Women who got America talking.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2017]
(DLC) 2017030422
(OCoLC)994205988
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Segrave
ISBN: 9781476628158 1476628157
OCLC Number: 999606837
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction --
In the beginning, men vs. women --
The hello girl to 1900 --
The operator, 1901-1922 --
Discipline --
Health and swearing and love and harassment --
Strikes and labor unions --
Goodbye to the hello girl.
Responsibility: Kerry Segrave.

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