What we want and why by Ethel SnowdenWhat we want and why by Ethel Snowden

What we want and why

byEthel Snowden

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1922 Excerpt: ... WOMEN IN INDUSTRY By Mrs Philip Snowden The industrial woman is not a new thing in the earth. The war greatly increased her numbers; but she was there before the war. She was, in point of fact, the first industrialist as she was the earliest agriculturalist, and made cloth and pottery long before machinery forced her into the factory. The seed she scattered at the door of her hut was sown whilst the men of her tribe were hunting game or fighting the tribal enemy for their maintenance. The argument against the industrial woman, heard so often in the past by those who worked for the enlargement of her opportunities and the improvement of her working conditions--that the sphere of woman is the home--is true for most women; but the conception of that sphere as of one which protected from industrial pursuits was never true. Within the memory of women still living, the prosperous housewife devoted herself to innumerable creative enterprises, making butter and cheese and jam, spinning thread and weaving cloth, stitching clothes and brewing beer, in addition to caring for children and keeping the house clean; whilst to-day the wife of the humblest workman who keeps his house well has to be master of half a dozen skilled crafts. The discovery of the power of steam and the invention of labour-saving machinery established the factory system in this country a century and a half ago. Work formerly done in the home was then done in the factory. Women who used to spin by the cottage door or work the weaving-frame in the cottage bedroom followed their work into the factory. The new machinery was for the most part well within their physical power to manipulate. Those men who insisted on working in the old ways could not compete with the greater productive power of the machi...
Title:What we want and whyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217146813

ISBN - 13:9780217146814

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