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The Diary of a Shirtwaist Striker (Literature of American Labor)
The Diary of a Shirtwaist Striker (Literature of American Labor)
by Theresa Ser Malkiel
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Originally published in 1910, this is a fictional account of the 1909 New York shirtwaist makers' strike, written by a Jewish immigrant who was a labor activist and militant socialist. The informative introduction to this edition is by Francoise Basch,... (read more)

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The Second Shift
The Second Shift
by Arlie Russell Hochschild
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 303-314) and index.... (read more)

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The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much?
The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much?
by Leslie Bennetts
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Women are constantly being told that it's simply too difficult to balance work and family, so if they don't really "have to" work, it's better for their families if they stay home. Not only is this untrue, Leslie Bennetts says, but the arguments in favor... (read more)

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Blue Collar Women: Trailblazing Women Take on Men-Only Jobs
Blue Collar Women: Trailblazing Women Take on Men-Only Jobs
by Trudie C Ferguson
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In this lively book, women who have broken with accepted societal roles and now enjoy careers in formerly male worlds share their experiences of accomplishment and frustration. They have made inroads with job salary,promotions, hiring policies, and... (read more)

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The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace
The Good Girls Revolt: How the Women of Newsweek Sued Their Bosses and Changed the Workplace
by Lynn Povich
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It was the 1960s––a time of economic boom and social strife. Young women poured into the workplace, but the “Help Wanted” ads were segregated by gender and the “Mad Men” office culture was rife with sexual... (read more)

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Earning More and Getting Less: Why Successful Wives Can't Buy Equality
Earning More and Getting Less: Why Successful Wives Can't Buy Equality
by Veronica J Tichenor
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Tichenor provides another slam dunk against a simple, purely materialist explanation for male privilege in marriage. She shows us that even though money matters, women need an ideology of equality to draw upon to negotiate fairness in marriage.-Barbara... (read more)

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Life on the Line: One Woman's Tale of Work, Sweat, and Survival
Life on the Line: One Woman's Tale of Work, Sweat, and Survival
by Solange De Santis
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As a veteran reporter throughout the "downsizing" years of the auto industry in the United States and Canada, Queens-born Solange De Santis covered her fair share of auto plant closings, but almost always from the management's point of view. That is... (read more)

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Doing Without: Women and Work After Welfare Reform
Doing Without: Women and Work After Welfare Reform
by Jane Henrici
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The welfare reform legislation enacted in 1996 was applauded by many for the successes it had in dramatically reducing the number of people receiving public assistance, most of whom were women with children. Today, however, more than a decade later... (read more)

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Iron Butterflies: Women Transforming Themselves and the World
Iron Butterflies: Women Transforming Themselves and the World
by Birute Regine
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A profound transition is taking place in our society, a revolution that is largely hidden, and led predominantly by women. A society once based on domination and power over others is beginning to crumble as an era of cooperation and community emerges... (read more)

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Taking on the Big Boys: Or Why Feminism Is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation
Taking on the Big Boys: Or Why Feminism Is Good for Families, Business, and the Nation
by Ellen Bravo
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Enough about "breaking the glass ceiling." Here are blueprints for a redesign of the entire building, ground up, to benefit women and men — and even the bottom line. The feisty humor of Molly Ivins and the journalistic flair of Barbara... (read more)

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The Mathematics of Sex: How Biology and Society Conspire to Limit Talented Women and Girls
The Mathematics of Sex: How Biology and Society Conspire to Limit Talented Women and Girls
by Stephen J Ceci
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Nearly half of all physicians and biologists are females, as are the majority of new psychologists, veterinarians, and dentists, suggesting that women have achieved equality with men in the workforce. But the ranks of professionals in math-intensive... (read more)

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The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World
The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World
by Alison Wolf
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Noted British academic and journalist Alison Wolf offers a surprising and thoughtful study of the professional elite, and  examines the causes—and limits—of women’s rise and the consequences of their difficult choices. The gender... (read more)

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Home to Work: Motherhood and the Politics of Industrial Homework in the United States
Home to Work: Motherhood and the Politics of Industrial Homework in the United States
by Eileen Boris
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This book traces the history of industrial homework and its regulation over the last century.... (read more)

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Secrets of Powerful Women: Leading Change for a New Generation
Secrets of Powerful Women: Leading Change for a New Generation
by Andrea Wong
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"There is something special that happens when you get a group of powerful women in a room . . . and shut the door." Andrea Wong, President and CEO, Lifetime Networks "There's such a reservoir of power among us when we pool our resources... (read more)

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Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do about It
Unbending Gender: Why Family and Work Conflict and What to Do about It
by Joan Williams
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In Unbending Gender, Joan Williams takes a hard look at the state of feminism in America. Concerned by what she finds--young women who flatly refuse to identify themselves as feminists and working-class and minority women who feel the movement hasn't... (read more)

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Shattering the Myths: Women in Academe
Shattering the Myths: Women in Academe
by Judith Glazer Raymo
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"Glazer-Raymo demonstrates that although gender discrimination has evolved and now appears in different forms, it nonetheless remains a characteristic feature of academe, and women academics continue to pay a disproportionate price." -- Journal of Higher... (read more)

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Sisters in the Brotherhoods: Working Women Organizing for Equality in New York (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
Sisters in the Brotherhoods: Working Women Organizing for Equality in New York (Palgrave Studies in Oral History)
by Jane Latour
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Sisters in the Brotherhoods is an oral-history-based study of women who have, against considerable odds, broken the gender barrier to blue-collar employment in various trades in New York City beginning in the 1970s. It is a story of the fight against... (read more)

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Social Movements, Protest and Contention #27: Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women's Work
Social Movements, Protest and Contention #27: Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women's Work
by Ethel C Brooks
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Unraveling the Garment Industry is an ambitious investigation of the politics of labor and protest within an industry that has come to define the possibilities and abuses of globalization and its feminized labor: the garment industry. Focusing on three... (read more)

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Women's Ventures, Women's Visions
Women's Ventures, Women's Visions
by Shoshanna Alexander
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In less than a century, women have moved from being denied the right to vote to becoming a power that is transforming our entire culture through economic leverage and innovative business practices. In "Women's Ventures, Women's Visions", Shosana... (read more)

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Schoolwomen of the Prairies and Plains: Personal Narratives from Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska, 1860s to 1920s
Schoolwomen of the Prairies and Plains: Personal Narratives from Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska, 1860s to 1920s
by Mary Hurlbu Cordier
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One of the first books to examine the experiences of teachers who were the daughters of western pioneers--now in paperback.... (read more)

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