Women Have Always Worked: A Historical Overview

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Feminist Press, 1981 - Business & Economics - 193 pages
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Divided into five thematic sections, the book illustrates different aspects of women's paid and unpaid work, and shows how their roles have changed over the past two hundred years. Kessler-Harris weaves together the experiences of poor, wealthy, middle-class women; trade union, professional and volunteer women; immigrant, non-English speaking, and black women; tracking their labor from the colonial household to the factories and beyond.

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ALICE KESSLER-HARRIS is Professor of History at Hofstra University where she co-directs the Center for the Study of Work and Leisure.

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