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Muller vs. Oregon A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312085869
ISBN-13: 9780312085865
Edition: 1996
Authors: Nancy Woloch
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Description: In 1908 the Supreme Court unanimously upheld an Oregon law that set a ten-hour limit on the workdays of women in factories and laundries. Using lawyers' briefs, arguments over single-sex protective laws, and other major court decisions, Nancy Woloch  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 4/15/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 206
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

In 1908 the Supreme Court unanimously upheld an Oregon law that set a ten-hour limit on the workdays of women in factories and laundries. Using lawyers' briefs, arguments over single-sex protective laws, and other major court decisions, Nancy Woloch examines a moment in which constitutional history, women's history, and progressive politics converged.

Nancy Woloch teaches history at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her books include "Women and the American Experience" and "Muller v. Oregon: A Brief History with Documents".

Foreword
Preface
"Entering Wedge": Muller V. Oregon And Its Legacy
Introduction
The Rise of Protective Laws
The Campaign for Protection
Constitutional Issues
Hours Laws and the Courts
The Bakeshop Case, 1950
"The Facts of Common Knowledge," 1908
Florence Kelley, the NCL, and the "Right to Leisure"
Louis D. Brandeis and the "Living Law"
The Brandeis Brief
The Brief for Muller
Justice Brewers Opinion
From Muller to Adkins, 1908-1923
The New Brandeis Briefs
Fatigue and Efficiency
Bunting v. Oregon (1917)
"A Living Wage"
"The Heart of the Contact," 1923
Legacy: Labor Law, Women's Politics, and Protective Policies
The Women's Movement in the 1920's
Protection Triumphant: The New Deal and After
Protection Dismantled: Title VII and After
Muller Revisited
The Documents
Ritchie v. People (1895)
Holden v. Hardy (1898)
Lochner v. New York (1905)
Florence Kelley, "The Right to Leisure," 1905
Louis D. Brandeis, "The Opportunity in the Law," 1905
"The Dangers of Long Hours," From the Brandeis Brief, 1908
"Women Are Both Persons and Citizens," The Brief for Curt Muller, 1907
Muller v. Oregon (1908)
Bunting v. Oregon (1917)
Caroline J. Gleason, A Living Wage in Oregon, 1913
Adkins v. Children's Hospital (1923)
The Women's Movement in the Early 1920s
A Debate in Life and Labor, Marguerite Mooers Marshall versus Rose Schneiderman, 1920
Florence Kelley, Twenty Questions about the ERA, 1922
A Debate in the Nation, Harriet Stanton Blatch versus Clara Mortenson Beyer, 1923
A Debate in the Forum, Doris Stevens versus Alice Hamilton, 1924
West Coast Hotel Co. v. Parrish (1937)
United States v. Darby (1941)
Appendices
Chronology: Major Hours and Wages Cases, 1895-1941
In Search of Muller: Suggested Reading
Index

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