The Rising of the Women: Feminist Solidarity and Class Conflict, 1880-1917 / Edition 1

The Rising of the Women: Feminist Solidarity and Class Conflict, 1880-1917 / Edition 1

by Meredith Tax
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252070070

ISBN-13: 9780252070075

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Focusing on the socialist housewives, settlement workers, and left-wing feminists who were the main allies of working women between the 1880s and World War I, The Rising of the Women explores the successes and failures of the "united fronts" within which middle- and working-class American women worked together to improve social and economic conditions for…  See more details below

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Focusing on the socialist housewives, settlement workers, and left-wing feminists who were the main allies of working women between the 1880s and World War I, The Rising of the Women explores the successes and failures of the "united fronts" within which middle- and working-class American women worked together to improve social and economic conditions for female laborers.

Through detailed studies of the Illinois Women's Alliance, the Woman's Trade Union League, the New York shirtwaist makers strike of 1909-10, and the 1912 textile workers strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Meredith Tax uncovers the circumstances that helped and hindered cross-class and cross-gender cooperation on behalf of women of the working class. In a new introduction to this first Illinois paperback edition, Tax assesses the progress of women's solidarity since the book's original publication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252070075
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Illinois Paperback: Twenty Years Later
Preface7
Pt. IThe United Front of Women11
Pt. II"Chicago Will Be Ours!"23
1"There Must Be Something Wrong"25
2"Shouting Amazons"38
3Mary Kenney and the Ladies' Federal Labor Union54
4The Illinois Woman's Alliance65
Pt. IIIFragmentation91
5Leonora O'Reilly and the Women's Trade Union League95
6Rebel Girls and the IWW125
7Socialists and Suffragists164
Pt. IVTwo Strikes203
8The Uprising of the Thirty Thousand205
9Lawrence, 1912241
Pt. VPractical Conclusions277
Notes295
Index323

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