From Working Girl to Working Mother: The Female Labor Force in the United States, 1820-1980

From Working Girl to Working Mother: The Female Labor Force in the United States, 1820-1980

by Lynn Weiner

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ISBN-13: 9780807841594
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 11/10/1986
Edition description: 1
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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A fresh perspective on one of the major demographic trends in our history. [Weiner] has succinctly and successfully related changing attitudes towards wage-earning women to women's movement into the labor force.—Alice Kessler-Harris



Weiner skillfully interweaves evidence on women's employment, government social policy, and contemporary debate about women's sphere to explore the interconnections between patterns of women's work and the ideologies that arose in response to and that sought to shape that work. In uniting the sources and methods of social and intellectual history, Weiner illuminates changing women's lives over the past 150 years.—Thomas Dublin, University of California, San Diego



A thoughtful, thorough, and very readable study.—Women's Review of Books

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