Dishing it Out: Waitresses and Their Unions in the Twentieth Century

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University of Illinois Press, 1991 - Political Science - 327 pages
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Contents

The Rise of Waitressing Feminization Expansion and Respectability
17
Work Conditions and Work Culture
34
Waitresses Turn to Economic and Political Organization
59
The Emergence and Survival of Waitress Unionism 19001930
61
The Flush of Victory 193055
86
The Waitress as Craft Unionist
114
Uplifting the Sisters in the Craft
115
Waitress Unionism Rethinking Categories
137
Womens Place in the Industry
151
Womens Place in the Union
174
The Decline of Waitress Unionism
192
Tables and Figures
205
Abbreviations Used in the Notes
219
Notes
223
Index
301
Copyright

Controversies over Gender
149

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Page xi - I have also been greatly assisted by grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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About the author (1991)

Dorothy Sue Cobble is Professor of Labor Studies, History, and Women's/Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of The Other Women's Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America and Dishing it Out: Waitresses and Their Unions in the Twentieth Century, and the editor of Women and Unions, Forging a Partnership, also from Cornell.

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