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Women, work, and protest : a century of U.S. women's labor history

Ruth Milkman (Editor)
As paid work becomes increasingly central in women’s lives, the history of their labor struggles assumes more and more importance. This volume represents the best of the new feminist scholarship in twentieth-century U.S. women’s labor history.
Print Book, English, 2014
Routledge, London, 2014
350 pages ; 24 cm.
9781138008090, 9780415623629, 9781136247682, 9781136247644, 1138008095, 0415623626, 1136247688, 1136247645
Preface 1. Bread Before Roses: American Workingmen, Labor Unions and the Family Wage 2. Labor Organizing and Female Institution-building: The Chicago Women’s Trade Union League, 1904-24 3. Bread and Roses Revisited: Women’s Culture and Working-class Activism in the Lawrence Strike of 1912 4. The Women of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Strike, 1913-14 5. Another Look at the International Ladie’s Garment Worker’s Union: Women, Industry Structure and Collective Action 6. Problems of Coalition-building: Women and Trade Unions in the 1920s 7. Survival Strategies Among African-American Women Workers: A Continuing Process 8. 'I Know which Side I’m on': Southern Women in the Labor Movement in the Twentieth Century 9. 'Where I was a Person': The Ladies' Auxiliary in the 1934 Minneapolis Teamsters’ Strike 10. 'We’re no Kitty Foyles': Organizing Office Workers for the Congress of Industrial Organizations, 1937-50 11. Organizing the United Automobile Workers: Women Workers at the Ternstedt General Motors Parts Plant 12. Women and the United Automobile Worker’s Union in the 1950s 13. Unionized Women in State and Local Government 14. Women Workers, Feminism and the Labor Movement since the 1960s
Originally published: 1987