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Introduction: We Are Not Playthings

Jessica Ziparo

in This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The introduction explains how and why the Civil War era female federal workforce was an important, though often overlooked, cadre of labor feminists in the struggle for women’s rights in America. ... More


Darlene Jespersen v. Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

in Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the suit filed by Darlene Jespersen against Harrah's Operating Company, Inc., in the District Court for Nevada on July 6, 2001. In the spring of 2000, the manager of the Food ... More


Constraints on the Level and Efficient Use of Labor

Hiroshi Ono and Marcus E. Rebick

in Structural Impediments to Growth in Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226060217
eISBN:
9780226060231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060231.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter addresses impediments to the growth of the labor supply that are affecting the economy. It first outlines the state of Japanese labor in 2001, focusing on the extent to which ... More


This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Jessica Ziparo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the volatility of the Civil War, the federal government opened its payrolls to women. Although the press and government officials considered the federal employment of women to be an innocuous ... More


Combating Gender Earnings Disparities

Robert Cherry and Robert Lerman

in Moving Working Families Forward: Third Way Policies That Can Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717189
eISBN:
9780814769904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717189.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter argues that child care support does not simply enable women to maintain employment, it also makes it sensible for many working mothers to enroll in job training and educational programs ... More


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