If all we did was to weep at home : a history of white working-class women in America / Susan Estabrook Kennedy.Material type: TextSeries: Minorities in modern America: Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1979Description: xx, 331 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0253191548; 9780253191540; 0253202671; 9780253202673.Subject(s): Women, White -- United States -- Social conditions | Working class -- United States -- History | Working class whites -- United States | Working class women -- United States | Social mobility -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Online version:: If all we did was to weep at home.DDC classification: 301.41/2/0973 Other classification: 71.31
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pt.1. "She must be married, because she don't work": 1600-1900 ; Women, girls, and ladies in early America ; Temporary working-class women ; Immigrant women from several cultures ; Industrialization and organization -- pt. 2. "I can't live on hopes and virtue": 1900-40 ; Working-class women become working class women ; Self-help without self-awareness ; The progressive dilemma of protection ; Confusion between the wars -- pt. 3. "You would cry, too": 1940-77 ; False promises in World War II ; Mixed signals in postwar work ; Postwar challenges to home and community ; Contemporary beginnings of awareness.
Bibliography: p. 297-322.