Give Us Bread but Give Us Roses : Working Women''s Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War
By: Eisenstein, Sarah.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Routledge Library Editions: Women''s History: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013Description: 1 online resource (215 p.).ISBN: 9781136245022.Subject(s): Women -- Employment -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Give Us Bread but Give Us Roses : Working Women''s Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World WarDDC classification: 331.4/0973 | 331.40973 | 331.4097309034 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Part I Introductory essays; 1 Introduction; 2 Bread and roses: working women''s consciousness, 1905-20; Part II Essays in the study of working women''s consciousness; 3 The study of working women''s consciousness; 4 Victorian ideology and working women; 5 Working women''s attitudes toward marriage and work; Appendix: the emergence of critical elements in working women''s consciousness - precis and documents; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Rooted in the printed sources of the period, this book reconstructs the attitudes of a pioneer generation of young women to the conflicts brought about by their new experience of employment outside their homes, and to changes in work and family relationships. In the 1890s and after the still prevalent Victorian conception of respectable womanhood excluded wage-earning women. Yet working-class women themselves did not acquiesce in this judgement, and Eisenstein's exploration of Victorian ideas about women and work - using the contemporary middle-class literature of advice and prescription to this new workforce - makes a historical study which is a classic of its kind.The book was originally published in 1983.
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