Table of Contents
Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Before the Wages Boards: Introduction; 1. 'The advent of machines and women': the clothing industries 1880-1896; 2. 'An age of grim adversity': the boot industry 1880-1896; 3. Drawing the line: the printing industries 1880-1900; Part II. The Wages Board Era: Introduction; 4. 'No more Amazons': the clothing industries, 1897-1919; 5. The workers baffled: the boot industry, 1897-1910; 6. Educating the girls: the printing industries, 1901-1925; Part III. The Era of Federal Wage Fixing: Introduction; 7. Diplomacy and guerilla warfare: the clothing industries, 1919-1939; 8. The Cinderella of the skilled trades: the boot industry, 1911-1939; 9. Marginal matters: the printing industry, 1925-1937; Conclusion; Bibliography.