9781469635910-1469635917-Common Sense and a Little Fire, Second Edition: Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965 (Gender and American Culture)

Common Sense and a Little Fire, Second Edition: Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965 (Gender and American Culture)

ISBN-13: 9781469635910
ISBN-10: 1469635917
Edition: Second
Author: Orleck, Annelise
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 424 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781469635910
ISBN-10: 1469635917
Edition: Second
Author: Orleck, Annelise
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 424 pages

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Acknowledged authors Orleck, Annelise wrote Common Sense and a Little Fire, Second Edition: Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965 (Gender and American Culture) comprising 424 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1469635917 and 9781469635910. Since then Common Sense and a Little Fire, Second Edition: Women and Working-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965 (Gender and American Culture) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Over twenty years after its initial publication, Annelise Orleck's Common Sense and a Little Fire continues to resonate with its harrowing story of activism, labor, and women's history. Orleck traces the personal and public lives of four immigrant women activists who left a lasting imprint on American politics. Though they have rarely made more than cameo appearances in previous histories, Rose Schneiderman, Fannia Cohn, Clara Lemlich Shavelson, and Pauline Newman played important roles in the emergence of organized labor, the New Deal welfare state, adult education, and the modern women's movement. Orleck takes her four subjects from turbulent, turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe to the radical ferment of New York's Lower East Side and the gaslit tenements where young workers studied together. Orleck paints a compelling picture of housewives' food and rent protests, of grim conditions in the garment shops, of factory-floor friendships that laid the basis for a mass uprising of young women garment workers, and of the impassioned rallies working women organized for suffrage.

Featuring a new preface by the author, this new edition reasserts itself as a pivotal text in twentieth-century labor history.

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