Americas Working Women by Rosalyn BaxandallAmericas Working Women by Rosalyn Baxandall

Americas Working Women

byRosalyn Baxandall

Paperback | March 1, 1995

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A landmark work when it appeared in 1976, America's Working Women helped form the field of women's studies and transform labor history. Now the authors have enlarged the dimensions of this important anthology; more than half the selections and all the introductory material are new. Spanning the years from 1600 to the present, selections from diaries, popular magazines, historical works, oral histories, letters, songs, poetry, and fiction show women's creativity in supporting themselves, their families, and organizations or associations. Slave women recall their field work, family work, and sabotage. We see Indian women farming, and we also see the white culture coercing Indian women to give up farming. We see women in industry playing a central part in the union movement while facing the particular hazards of women's jobs and working conditions. New selections show the historical origins of today's important issues: sexual harassment, equal pay, "sex work, " work in the underground economy, work in the home, and shift work. With an expanded focus on women from all racial and ethnic backgrounds and regions, America's Working Women grounds us in the battles women have fought and the ones they are in the process of winning.
Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall was born in Manhattan, New York on June 12, 1939. She received a bachelor's degree in French from the University of Wisconsin in 1961 and a master's degree from the School of Social Work at Columbia University in 1963. She began working for the Mobilization for Youth and took part in the women's movement. She pi...
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Title:Americas Working WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:430 pages, 8.06 × 6.02 × 1.07 inPublished:March 1, 1995Publisher:W W Norton

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ISBN - 10:0393312623

ISBN - 13:9780393312621

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A Landmark Work when it appeared in 1976, America's Working Women helped form the field of women's studies and transform labor history. Now the authors have enlarged the dimensions of this important anthology; more than half the selections and all the introductory material are new. Spanning the years from 1600 to the present, selections from diaries, popular magazines, historical works, oral histories, letters, songs, poetry, and fiction show women's creativity in supporting themselves and their families.