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With new data on women's economic status in the '90s, this classic feminist book explores the intersecting effects of race and gender on women from diverse backgrounds. "Amott and Matthaei have given us a lovingly detailed, richly textured history of American working women... Almost everyone will find a bit of her own grandmother's struggles and contributions in this impressively comprehensive book."--Barbara Ehrenreich
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780896085374
  • Publisher: South End Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1999
  • Series: Women's Studies
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 441
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface and Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 Race, Class, Gender, and Women's Works: A Conceptual Framework 11
Ch. 3 I Am the Fire of Time: American Indian Women 31
Ch. 4 The Soul of Tierra Madre: Chicana Women 63
Ch. 5 Whatever Your Fight, Don't Be Ladylike: European American Women 95
Ch. 6 We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible: African American Women 141
Ch. 7 Climbing Gold Mountain: Asian American Women 193
Ch. 8 Yo Misma Fui Mi Ruta: Puerto Rican Women 257
Ch. 9 The Growth of Wage Work 291
Ch. 10 The Transformation of Women's Wage Work 317
Ch. 11 Seeking Beyond History 355
Notes 363
App A: United States Census Sources 403
App B: Definitions of Major Occupational Categories 408
App C: Labor Force Participation Rates, 1900-1980, and Share of Families Which Were Female-Headed, 1960-1980 412
App D: Some Problems of Comparability Between Census Years 414
Index 416
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