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The Resource "To toil the livelong day" : America's women at work, 1780-1980, edited by Carol Groneman and Mary Beth Norton

"To toil the livelong day" : America's women at work, 1780-1980, edited by Carol Groneman and Mary Beth Norton

Label
"To toil the livelong day" : America's women at work, 1780-1980
Title
"To toil the livelong day"
Title remainder
America's women at work, 1780-1980
Statement of responsibility
edited by Carol Groneman and Mary Beth Norton
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This lively and thought-provoking book takes a close look at women's work--paid and unpaid, domestic and public, agrarian and industrial--over the past two centuries in America. Covering a wide array of working situations, from a farm household in eighteenth-century New England to a contemporary office being picketed by striking clerical workers in Wisconsin, it offers important new perspectives on women's experience in the labor force. "To Toil the Livelong Day" is made up of seventeen essays that are grouped according to the period they discuss: 1780-1880, 1870-1920, 1910-1940, and 1940-present. The essays are preceded by the editors' introduction highlighting the themes that link women's work experience across boundaries of time, space, class, and race. Several of the essays, such as one on slave women, are certain to arouse controversy. Those that treat unionized women workers confront currently held views concerning the formation of working-class culture. Still others, such as one that describes women's roles in shoemaking families, raise serious questions about the validity of theories propounded by contemporary historians of women. All the essays reflect the ways in which gender, race, and the sexual division of labor have helped to shape women's work experience. A gathering of the best papers delivered at the Sixth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, this book calls for new conceptions of women's work based on models other than those traditionally used for men. It suggests that we must look more broadly at kin and community networks, at different kinds of leisure activities, at women in relation to families, unions, and strikes, to understand more fully the female half of the work force."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
331.4/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6095
LC item number
.T6 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1984
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Groneman, Carol
  • Norton, Mary Beth
  • Berkshire Conference on the History of Women
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
Label
"To toil the livelong day" : America's women at work, 1780-1980, edited by Carol Groneman and Mary Beth Norton
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Papers presented at the Sixth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women held at Smith College June 1-3, 1984"--Acknowledgments
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Carole Turbin
  • Sapphire? : the issue of dominance in the slave family, 1830-1865
  • Christie Farnham
  • Part 2: 1870-1920.
  • "She helped me hay it as good as a man" : relations among women and men in an agricultural community
  • Nancy Grey Osterud
  • Gender relations and working-class leisure : New York City, 1880-1920
  • Kathy Peiss
  • From "Sealskin and shoddy" to "The pig-headed girl" : patriarchal fables for workers
  • Ann Schofield
  • Introduction
  • Trouble in the nursery : physicians, families, and wet nurses at the end of the nineteenth century
  • Part 3: 1910-1940.
  • Feeling the pinch : the Kalamazoo corsetmakers' strike of 1912
  • Karen M. Mason
  • Seeking "a new day and a new way" : black women and unions in the Southern tobacco industry
  • Dolores Janiewski
  • Housewife and household worker : employer-employee relationships in the home, 1928-1941
  • Phyllis Palmer
  • "This work had a end" : African-American domestic workers in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940
  • Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
  • Carol Groneman and Mary Beth Norton
  • "He isn't half so cranky as he used to be" : agricultural mechanization, comparable worth, and the changing farm family
  • Corlann Gee Bush
  • Part 4: 1940-Present.
  • Wins and losses : the UAW Women's Bureau after World War II, 1945-1950
  • Nancy Gabin
  • Amber waves of gain : women's work in New York farm families
  • Sarah Elbert
  • By the day or week : Mexicana domestic workers in El Paso
  • Vicki L. Ruiz
  • Working women's consciousness : traditional or oppositional?
  • Part 1: 1780-1880.
  • Cynthia Costello
  • Housewife and gadder : themes of self-sufficiency and community in eighteenth-century New England
  • Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • The sexual division of labor and the artisan tradition in early industrial capitalism : the case of New England shoemaking, 1780-1860
  • Mary H. Blewett
  • Beyond conventional wisdom : women's wage work, household economic contribution, and labor activism in a mid-nineteenth-century working-class community
Control code
ocm15084222
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 312 pages
Isbn
9780801494529
Lccn
86047975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)15084222
Label
"To toil the livelong day" : America's women at work, 1780-1980, edited by Carol Groneman and Mary Beth Norton
Publication
Note
"Papers presented at the Sixth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women held at Smith College June 1-3, 1984"--Acknowledgments
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Carole Turbin
  • Sapphire? : the issue of dominance in the slave family, 1830-1865
  • Christie Farnham
  • Part 2: 1870-1920.
  • "She helped me hay it as good as a man" : relations among women and men in an agricultural community
  • Nancy Grey Osterud
  • Gender relations and working-class leisure : New York City, 1880-1920
  • Kathy Peiss
  • From "Sealskin and shoddy" to "The pig-headed girl" : patriarchal fables for workers
  • Ann Schofield
  • Introduction
  • Trouble in the nursery : physicians, families, and wet nurses at the end of the nineteenth century
  • Part 3: 1910-1940.
  • Feeling the pinch : the Kalamazoo corsetmakers' strike of 1912
  • Karen M. Mason
  • Seeking "a new day and a new way" : black women and unions in the Southern tobacco industry
  • Dolores Janiewski
  • Housewife and household worker : employer-employee relationships in the home, 1928-1941
  • Phyllis Palmer
  • "This work had a end" : African-American domestic workers in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940
  • Elizabeth Clark-Lewis
  • Carol Groneman and Mary Beth Norton
  • "He isn't half so cranky as he used to be" : agricultural mechanization, comparable worth, and the changing farm family
  • Corlann Gee Bush
  • Part 4: 1940-Present.
  • Wins and losses : the UAW Women's Bureau after World War II, 1945-1950
  • Nancy Gabin
  • Amber waves of gain : women's work in New York farm families
  • Sarah Elbert
  • By the day or week : Mexicana domestic workers in El Paso
  • Vicki L. Ruiz
  • Working women's consciousness : traditional or oppositional?
  • Part 1: 1780-1880.
  • Cynthia Costello
  • Housewife and gadder : themes of self-sufficiency and community in eighteenth-century New England
  • Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  • The sexual division of labor and the artisan tradition in early industrial capitalism : the case of New England shoemaking, 1780-1860
  • Mary H. Blewett
  • Beyond conventional wisdom : women's wage work, household economic contribution, and labor activism in a mid-nineteenth-century working-class community
Control code
ocm15084222
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 312 pages
Isbn
9780801494529
Lccn
86047975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)15084222

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