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“Foster Mothers”: Creating Day Nurseries

Elizabeth Rose

in A Mother's Job: The History of Day Care, 1890–1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111125
eISBN:
9780199854295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111125.003.0002
Subject:
History, Family History

This chapter discusses the arrival of day care centers in Philadelphia. Day care centers were established as a result of the number of poor children playing on the streets while their mothers were at ... More


Wage-Earning Slaves: Coartación in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

Claudia Varella and Manuel Barcia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781683401650
eISBN:
9781683402329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401650.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Wage-Earning Slaves is the first systematic study of coartación, a process by which slaves worked toward purchasing their freedom in installments, long recognized as a distinctive feature of certain ... More


“No Right to Layettes or Nursing Time”: Maternity Leave and the Question of U.S. Exceptionalism

Eileen Boris

in Workers Across the Americas: The Transnational Turn in Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199731633
eISBN:
9780199894420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731633.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The United States, nearly alone of industrial nations, lacks paid parental leave. But by considering U.S. efforts in light of the construction of International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions on ... More


Wage-earning and Farming Families

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines women's active participation in income-producing labor, whether on or off the farm, as a fundamental feature of farming families in the Nanticoke Valley who combined farming ... More


Negotiating Working Relationships

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how the rural women of the Nanticoke Valley negotiated working relationships as they worked on family farms. What made the most difference in the tenor of rural women's life ... More


The Transformation of Agriculture and the Rural Economy

Grey Osterud

in Putting the Barn Before the House: Women and Family Farming in Early Twentieth-Century New York

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450280
eISBN:
9780801464171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450280.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how farming families in Broome County experienced and adapted to the transformation of the region's agriculture and rural economy. In the early twentieth century, the rural ... More


Modernization and the Rise of Women's Wage Work

in To Live to Work: Factory Women in Colonial Korea, 1910–1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759090
eISBN:
9780804787475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759090.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter presents an overview of the peninsula's historical and geopolitical background, and reviews the progressions of colonial economic development and the emergence of women's wage work from ... More


The City

John B. Jentz and Richard Schneirov

in Chicago in the Age of Capital: Class, Politics, and Democracy during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036835
eISBN:
9780252093951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036835.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explores the dramatic capitalist transition in Chicago in the three decades from the 1850s through the 1870s. A capitalist economy based in wage labor became predominant in Chicago ... More


Ashridge and the student community

Clarisse Berthezène

in Training minds for the war of ideas: Ashridge College, the Conservative Party and the cultural politics of Britain, 1929-54

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719086496
eISBN:
9781781708941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086496.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The audience the Conservatives sought to reach with their ideas was made up of two social groups in particular. On the one hand there were the aspirational urban and suburban middle classes, i.e. the ... More


Networked Production and Reconstructed Commodity Chains

Dan Schiller

in Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines how networks led to the spatial restructuring of commodity chains during the 1970s. It shows how renewed intercapitalist competition, as Japan and Germany were rebuilt, as well ... More


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