Daughters of the Shtetl Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation

ISBN-10: 0801497590

ISBN-13: 9780801497599

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Susan A. Glenn
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Description: In this fascinating portrait of Jewish immigrant wage earners, Susan A. Glenn weaves together several strands of social history to show the emergence of an ethnic version of what early twentieth-century Americans called the "New Womanhood." She maintains that during an era when Americans perceived women as temporary workers interested ultimately in marriage and motherhood, these young Jewish women turned the garment industry upside down with a wave of militant strikes and shop-floor activism and helped build the two major clothing workers' unions.

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List price: $23.95
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 7/23/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

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