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Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States

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First published in 1982, this pioneering work traces the transformation of "women's work" into wage labor in the United States, identifying the social, economic, and ideological forces that have shaped our expectations of what women do. Basing her observations upon the personal experience of individual American women set against the backdrop of American society, Alice Kessler-Harris examines the effects of class, ethnic and racial patterns, changing perceptions of wage work for women, and the relationship between wage-earning and family roles. In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this landmark book, the author has updated the original and written a new Afterword.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

Alice Kessler-Harris is the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University, where she also teaches in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is the author of A Woman's Wage, Women Have Always Worked and In Pursuit of Equity.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195157093
Author:
Kessler-Harris, Alice
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Kessler-Harris, Alice
Author:
null, Alice
Location:
Oxford, Eng.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
History, American | Women
Subject:
Women -- Employment -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Working class women -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Edition Number:
20
Edition Description:
20th anniversary ed.
Series Volume:
22
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
37 b/w halftones
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.16x6.50x.80 in. .74 lbs.

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