This book is not only about the tailoring industry and its trade unions; it is about the experience of eastern European immigrants in a trade as old as the Bible and yet as new as the electric sewing machine; it is about the role of women in a new industry and about the impact of socio-economic change on fashion. Finally, it is about the way in which sub-divisions and differences were accommodated under the umbrella of one particular trade union.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.57(d)|
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Immigrants and Minorities, Vol 16, No 3, 1997
"Uniting the Tailors captures an important slab of trade union and Jewish history and in a readable fashion ... Overall, Cass has participated in producing an excellent book at a fair price.