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Good Girl Work

Good Girl Work (ISBN10: 0761309519; ISBN13: 9780761309512)
ISBN13: 978-0761309512
ISBN10: 0761309519

Summary: Eighteenth & nineteenth century factory owners realized early on that women & girls were a vast resource for cheap, unskilled labor. Small, nimble fingers were good for stitching, threading, & a variety of other necessary tasks. Society, too, came to believe that not only were the girls good for the work, but that the work was good for the girls. Told through first-person narratives from primary sources, this is the story of the women & girls who organized in the late nineteenth century to chang
e their lot in life.
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Summary: Eighteenth & nineteenth century factory owners realized early on that women & girls were a vast resource for cheap, unskilled labor. Small, nimble fingers were good for stitching, threading, & a variety of other necessary tasks. Society, too, came to believe that not only were the girls good for the work, but that the work was good for the girls. Told through first-person narratives from primary sources, this is the story of the women & girls who organized in the late nineteenth century to change their lot in life....show less

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Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
Year Published: 1999
International: No



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