Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big The 1937 Woolworth's Sit-Down

ISBN-10: 1608462455

ISBN-13: 9781608462452

Edition: 2012

Authors: Dana Frank
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Description: "Frank does an excellent job of creating articulate arguments out of a complex blend of history, economics, and current events."—Library JournalWoolworth's was the Walmart of the 1930s. The women were exploited and sexually harassed. This is the exciting story of how they fought back against corporate exploitation and oppression.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 7/17/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 60
Size: 5.63" wide x 8.50" long x 0.17" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Dana Frank grew up in Los Altos, California and graduated from what is now Mountain View High School in 1974. She attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, from which she received a B.A. in American Studies in 1978. In 1980 she moved to New Haven, Connecticut, to attend graduate school in American Studies at Yale University. She received her MA in 1982 and her Ph.D. in 1988, with an emphasis on US labor and women's history. She received the George Washington Eggleston Prize for best dissertation in US History. During her years at Yale she was active in solidarity work with the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees union representing Yale clerical, technical, and blue-collar workers; she also served on the Executive Board of the Union for Radical Political Economics. In 1987-88 she taught history at the State University of New York, Binghamton and from 1988-90 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In 1991 she returned to Santa Cruz to teach at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in the American Studies Department (to 2002) and then History Department. Franks research topics included but were not limited to U.S. social and cultural history, labor history, gender studies, working-class history and culture, comparative ethnic studies, contemporary political economy, and modern Central America.

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