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Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Working Women, Popular Culture, and Labor Politics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

 
 
 
 
Ladies of Labor, Girls of Adventure: Working Women, Popular Culture, and Labor Politics at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
Author: Nan Enstad
ISBN 13: 9780231111034
ISBN 10: 231111037
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 1999-06-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $30.00
 
 

Enstad explores the complex relationship between consumer culture and political activism for late nineteenth- and twentieth-century working women. While consumerism did not make women into radicals, it helped shape their culture and their identities as both workers and political actors.

Nancy Gabin

Enstad's imaginative reading of the goods consumed by working-class women in New York City at the turn of the twentieth century offers a fresh and illuminating perspective on and advances our understanding of the lived experience of work and leisure in the Gilded Age and Progressive era.