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The Resource Common sense & a little fire : women and working-class politics in the United States, 1900-1965, Annelise Orleck ; with a new preface by the author

Common sense & a little fire : women and working-class politics in the United States, 1900-1965, Annelise Orleck ; with a new preface by the author

Label
Common sense & a little fire : women and working-class politics in the United States, 1900-1965
Title
Common sense & a little fire
Title remainder
women and working-class politics in the United States, 1900-1965
Statement of responsibility
Annelise Orleck ; with a new preface by the author
Title variation
Common sense and a little fire
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over twenty years after its initial publication, Annelise Orleck's Common Sense and a Little Fire continues to resonate with its harrowing story of activism, labor, and women's history. Orleck traces the personal and public lives of four immigrant women activists who left a lasting imprint on American politics. Though they have rarely made more than cameo appearances in previous histories, Rose Schneiderman, Fannia Cohn, Clara Lemlich Shavelson, and Pauline Newman played important roles in the emergence of organized labor, the New Deal welfare state, adult education, and the modern women's movement. Orleck takes her four subjects from turbulent, turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe to the radical ferment of New York's Lower East Side and the gaslit tenements where young workers studied together. Orleck paints a compelling picture of housewives' food and rent protests, of grim conditions in the garment shops, of factory-floor friendships that laid the basis for a mass uprising of young women garment workers, and of the impassioned rallies working women organized for suffrage. "-- page [4] of cover
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STF
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Orleck, Annelise
Dewey number
331.4/7809730904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6079.2.U5
LC item number
O75 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Gender & American culture
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  • Women in the labor movement
  • Working class women
  • Jewish women
  • Women social reformers
Label
Common sense & a little fire : women and working-class politics in the United States, 1900-1965, Annelise Orleck ; with a new preface by the author
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Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223125673336
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the second edition -- Introduction -- pt. 1. The Rise of a Working-Class Women's Movement, 1882-1909 -- Prologue. From the Russian Pale to the Lower East Side : The Cultural Roots of Four Jewish Women's Radicalism. Ch. 1. Coming of Age: The Shock of the Shops and the Dawning of Political Consciousness, 1900-1909 -- pt. 2. Working Women in Rebellion: The Emergence of Industrial Feminism, 1909-1920. Ch. 2. Audacity : The Uprising of Women Garment Workers, 1909-1915. Ch. 3. Common Sense : New York City Working Women and the Struggle for Woman Suffrage -- pt. 3. The Activists in Their Prime: The Mainstreaming of Industrial Feminism, 1920-1945. Ch. 4. Knocking at the White House Door: Rose Schneiderman, Pauline Newman, and the Campaign for Labor Legislation, 1910-1945. Ch. 5. Emotion Strained through a Thinking Mind : Fannia Cohn, the ILGWU, and the Struggle for Workers' Education, 1915-1945. -- Ch. 6. Spark plugs in every neighborhood : Clara Lemlich Shavelson and the emergence of a militant working-class housewives' movement, 1913-1945 -- pt.4 The activists in old age : the twilight of a movement, 1945-1986. Ch. 7 Witnessing the end of an era : the postwar years and the decline of industrial feminism -- Epilogue. Reflections on women and activism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxxv, 384 pages
Isbn
9781469635910
Lccn
2018300769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013911739
Label
Common sense & a little fire : women and working-class politics in the United States, 1900-1965, Annelise Orleck ; with a new preface by the author
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223125673336
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the second edition -- Introduction -- pt. 1. The Rise of a Working-Class Women's Movement, 1882-1909 -- Prologue. From the Russian Pale to the Lower East Side : The Cultural Roots of Four Jewish Women's Radicalism. Ch. 1. Coming of Age: The Shock of the Shops and the Dawning of Political Consciousness, 1900-1909 -- pt. 2. Working Women in Rebellion: The Emergence of Industrial Feminism, 1909-1920. Ch. 2. Audacity : The Uprising of Women Garment Workers, 1909-1915. Ch. 3. Common Sense : New York City Working Women and the Struggle for Woman Suffrage -- pt. 3. The Activists in Their Prime: The Mainstreaming of Industrial Feminism, 1920-1945. Ch. 4. Knocking at the White House Door: Rose Schneiderman, Pauline Newman, and the Campaign for Labor Legislation, 1910-1945. Ch. 5. Emotion Strained through a Thinking Mind : Fannia Cohn, the ILGWU, and the Struggle for Workers' Education, 1915-1945. -- Ch. 6. Spark plugs in every neighborhood : Clara Lemlich Shavelson and the emergence of a militant working-class housewives' movement, 1913-1945 -- pt.4 The activists in old age : the twilight of a movement, 1945-1986. Ch. 7 Witnessing the end of an era : the postwar years and the decline of industrial feminism -- Epilogue. Reflections on women and activism
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxxv, 384 pages
Isbn
9781469635910
Lccn
2018300769
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013911739

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