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Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States, 20th Anniversary Edition

 
 
 
 
Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States, 20th Anniversary Edition
Author: Alice Kessler-Harris
ISBN 13: 9780195157093
ISBN 10: 195157095
Edition: 20th
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2003
Format: Paperback
Pages: 414
List Price: $24.95
 
 

First published in 1982, this pioneering work traces the transformation of "women's work" into wage labor in the United States, identifying the social, economic, and ideological forces that have shaped our expectations of what women do. Basing her observations upon the personal experience of individual American women set against the backdrop of American society, Alice Kessler-Harris examines the effects of class, ethnic and racial patterns, changing perceptions of wage work for women, and the relationship between wage-earning and family roles. In the 20th Anniversary Edition of this landmark book, the author has updated the original and written a new Afterword.