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We Will Rise in Our Might: Workingwomen's Voices from Nineteenth-Century New England

We Will Rise in Our Might: Workingwomen's Voices from Nineteenth-Century New England

by Mary H. Blewett

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In this discussion of women's working conditions in the New England shoe industry, Blewett uses diverse primary accounts as evidence of the complexity of women's responses to industrialization. These sources are primarily drawn from her well-received book, Men, Women, and Work (Urbana, 1988).no LJ -KRAD We Will Rise includes longer quotations, providing increased access to regional sources. While this work offers clear analysis of women and labor, it does not specifically address the difficulties of documenting the traditionally undocumented. There is a brief bibliography of secondary work on women's labor history, but no separate listing of primary sources. (Index not seen.) Primarily for specialists.-- Jan Blodgett, St. Mary's Cty. Memorial Lib., Leonardtown, Md.
This collection assembles documentary materials--letters, account books, diaries, reminiscences, testimony, eyewitness reports--that illuminate women's involvement in the industrialization of the northeastern US. It focuses on the shoemaking industry of eastern Massachusetts to illustrate the development of preindustrial household production; the rise of the factory system; and the parallel operation of outwork and factory stitching in the late 19th century. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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