Breadwinners Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865-1920

ISBN-10: 0252076613
ISBN-13: 9780252076619
Edition: 2008
Authors: Lara Vapnek
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 10/28/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This study of feminist labor reform examines how working women pursued equality by claiming new identities for themselves as citizens and as breadwinners. Lara Vapnek tells the story of American labor feminism from the end of the Civil War through the winning of woman suffrage rights, a period in which working women in the nation's industrializing cities launched a series of campaigns to gain economic equality and political power.

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
The Daily Labor of Our Own Hands
Working Girls and White Slaves
Gender, Class, and Consumption
Solving the Servant Problem
Democracy Is Only an Aspiration
Notes
Index

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