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New York History
A major contribution to twentieth-century labor history. . . . Orleck's book is rich in detail and comprehensive in analysis.
Reviews in American History
Highly recommended. Two thumbs up.
International Labor and Working Class History
Orleck's intelligent work reminds readers of a time when workers fought valiantly . . . to be represented by a union.
An interesting and important study. Common Sense and a Little Fire is worth the read.
Journal of American History
|Pt. 1||The Rise of a Working-Class Women's Movement, 1882-1909||13|
|Prologue. From the Russian Pale to the Lower East Side: The Cultural Roots of Four Jewish Women's Radicalism||15|
|Ch. 1||Coming of Age: The Shock of the Shops and the Dawning of Political Consciousness, 1900-1909||31|
|Pt. 2||Working Women in Rebellion: The Emergence of Industrial Feminism, 1909-1920||51|
|Ch. 2||Audacity: The Uprising of Women Garment Workers, 1909-1915||53|
|Ch. 3||Common Sense: New York City Working Women and the Struggle for Woman Suffrage||87|
|Pt. 3||The Activists in Their Prime: The Mainstreaming of Industrial Feminism, 1920-1945||115|
|Ch. 4||Knocking at the White House Door: Rose Schneiderman, Pauline Newman, and the Campaign for Labor Legislation, 1910-1945||121|
|Ch. 5||Emotion Strained through a Thinking Mind: Fannia Cohn, the ILGWU, and the Struggle for Workers' Education, 1915-1945||169|
|Ch. 6||Spark Plugs in Every Neighborhood: Clara Lemlich Shavelson and the Emergence of a Militant Working-Class Housewives' Movement, 1913-1945||215|
|Pt. 4||The Activists in Old Age: The Twilight of a Movement, 1945-1986||251|
|Ch. 7||Witnessing the End of an Era: The Postwar Years and the Decline of Industrial Feminism||253|
|Epilogue. Reflections on Women and Activism||295|