Angels of the Workplace: Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940
This book tries to explain the subtle dynamics of gender discrimination that pervaded the needle trades. The interaction of gender and ethnic culture provide a backdrop to the volatile lives of men and women who worked these trades in the first half of this century.
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