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Transformations: The New Deal through the 1950s

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the changes in federal and state protective policies from the New Deal through the 1950s. In contrast to the setbacks of the 1920s, the New Deal revived the prospects of ... More


Protection in Ascent, 1908–23

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Muller's aftermath in legal history through the landmark case of Adkins v. Children's Hospital (1923). In Oregon, an employer (Children's Hospital) sought an injunction against ... More


The political economy of women’s human rights*: Problems of gender, violence, development and labour

Jacqui True

in The Role of Labour Standards in Development: From theory to sustainable practice?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264911
eISBN:
9780191754098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264911.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter examines the question of whether there is a relationship between women's poor access to productive resources such as land, property, income, employment, technology, credit, and education, ... More


Different versus Equal: The 1920s

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter revisits Adkins and considers the feud over protective laws that arose in the women's movement in the 1920s. The clash between friends and foes of the Equal Rights Amendment—and over the ... More


The Working Woman’s Bard: Lucy Larcom and the Factory Epic

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter explores in detail one of the most striking literary products of a 19th century factory woman, Lucy Larcom's 1875 epic poem, An Idyl of Work. A rare genre among women's writing, and ... More


A Class by Herself: <i>Muller v. Oregon</i> (1908)

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter assesses Muller v. Oregon (1908), its significance, and the law it upheld: Oregon's ten-hour law of 1903. Convicted of violating Oregon's law of 1903 that barred the employment of women ... More


Conclusion

Eleanor Gordon

in Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter concludes that the history of women's employment in Scotland from 1850 until the First World War is a strong confirmation of the view that women's subordinate position in the labour ... More


Cumulative Disadvantage? Women Industrial Workers in Malaysia and the Philippines

Guy Standing

in Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198290230
eISBN:
9780191684807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Because of the existence of divisions that are brought about by religious, demographic, and ethnic differences, some groups are subject to labour-force stratification and are thus being assigned to ... More


Gender, Protection, and the Courts, 1895–1907

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the courts shaped protective policy from the 1890s to 1907. During this period, state and federal courts began a legal conversation about state protective laws. In court, ... More


Conclusion

Nancy Woloch

in A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter examines the nature of protective law, the crucial historical issue of overtime, and public policy after the dismantling of women-only protective laws. Over the course of a ... More


Fables of Lowell: The First Factory Fictions

Sylvia Jenkins Cook

in Working Women, Literary Ladies: The Industrial Revolution and Female Aspiration

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195327809
eISBN:
9780199870547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327809.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter takes up fiction of a very different kind from the ambitious efforts of Judd, Hawthorne, and Melville to develop a genre suitable to an altered sense of contemporary reality. It looks at ... More


Women and Trade-Unionism, 1890–1914

Eleanor Gordon

in Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

Trade unions and women workers grew in numbers between 1890 and 1914. However, the majority of women workers remained outside the ranks of the trade union movement. Despite many other problems of ... More


Women Workers in Hong Kong, 1960s–1990s:: Voices, Meanings,and Structural Constraints

Helen F. Siu (ed.)

in Merchants' Daughters: Women, Commerce, and Regional Culture in South China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099692
eISBN:
9789882207189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099692.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter tells the stories of women workers in Hong Kong during the period between the 1960s and the 1990s. These three decades witnessed the growth of a vibrant economy fuelled by rapid ... More


Music While You Work: Discipline, Dance Music, and Workers in Wartime

Christina L. Baade

in Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195372014
eISBN:
9780199918287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372014.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Popular

Chapter 3 examines Music While You Work (MWYW), created by the BBC in response to the production drives spurred by the retreat at Dunkirk in June 1940. The half-hour program united ideologies of ... More


Maternal Reformers and Social Duty

Julia Bush

in Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199248773
eISBN:
9780191714689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Women's wider social duty was understood by most female anti-suffragists to be a benign extension of their maternal role, though it must not be allowed to overshadow home life. The lives of the five ... More


A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s

Nancy Woloch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691002590
eISBN:
9781400866366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691002590.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores the historical role and influence of protective legislation for American women workers, both as a step toward modern labor standards and as a barrier to equal rights. Spanning the ... More


Discoursing in Numbers: The Female Worker and the Politics of Gender

Theodore Jun Yoo

in The Politics of Gender in Colonial Korea: Education, Labor, and Health, 1910-1945

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252882
eISBN:
9780520934153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252882.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on labor unrest among Korean women workers and the public debate among Korean reformers and the Japanese state about how to reassert control over this unruly group. It highlights ... More


The Mill, the Factory, and the Community in Dundee's Jute Industry, 1860–1914

Eleanor Gordon

in Women and the Labour Movement in Scotland 1850–1914

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201434
eISBN:
9780191674884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201434.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter, through a detailed analysis of Dundee women jute workers, presents the ways in which women were controlled and the particular circumstances and ways in which they resisted this control ... More


Women as Cheap Labor: Salaries, Promotions, Ghettos, and the Culture of Woman Blaming

Kumiko Nemoto

in Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter looks at how major Japanese management and employment practices—seniority pay and promotion, track hiring, and household benefits—work against women's upward mobility and reify sex ... More


Liberation Stories

Lisa Rofel

in Other Modernities: Gendered Yearnings in China after Socialism

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520210783
eISBN:
9780520919860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520210783.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

The issue of women's liberation provided one of the most critical terrains on which China endeavored to construct its modernity. At a certain moment, Chinese women's liberation also figured centrally ... More


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