Unprotected Labor Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940

ISBN-10: 0807871931

ISBN-13: 9780807871935

Edition: 2011

Authors: Vanessa H. May
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 6/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.12" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

Vanessa H. May is assistant professor of history at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Tyrant of the Household
The Debate over the �Servant Question� and the Privacy of the Middle-Class Home, 1870-1915
Sticking Together Through Good Times and Bad
Immigrant Domestic Workers, Ethnic Communities, and Resistance
Encouraging the Good, Weeding Out the Bad, and Teaching the Ignorant
Women's Organizations and Domestic Workers in New York City, 1870-1915
The �Enlightened Majority� Versus the �Die-Hard Fringe�
The State and Reform of Domestic Service, 1915-1940
Every Domestic Worker a Union Worker
Middle-Class African American Organizations and Domestic Workers Confront Labor Exploitation during the Depression
Epilogue
The Walls of Jericho
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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