Working Americans 1880-2015 Volume VI: Women At Work
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Working Americans 1810-2015
Volume VI: Women At Work, Second Edition

Pub. Date: December 2015
Hardcover: 600 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68217-077-9
Price: $150.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-68217-078-6 EBook Vendors

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Beginning with the life of a maid in 1890 and a store clerk in 1900, and ending with the life and times of the modern working women, this text captures the struggle, strengths and changing perception of the American woman at work.

Working Americans 1880-2004 Volume VI: Women at Work contains 42 Personal Profiles divided into 13 chapters, each covering a decade from 1880-2005. The life of three to five Working Women is profiled in each chapter. You will learn about their annual income and household budgets, life at home and work, community involvement, prices of the time and cost of living, working conditions, social activities, and much more.

Family Profiles: Profiles examine life at home, at work and in the community. The highly readable narrative is supported by hard facts and real life situations drawn from diaries, private print books, family histories, estate documents, magazine articles and more.  These intriguing profiles are further supplemented with information on current events, community issues, pricing of the times and news articles to give the reader a broader understanding of what was happening in the family’s world and how it shaped their life.

Historical Snapshots: Chronicles major events and milestones, allowing the reader to develop a broader understanding of the time period.

Timelines: Defines the background and key events of a particular issue important to the time period.

News Features: Excerpted from the local media, these interesting articles bring to life current issues in society that affected average working Americans.

Selected Prices: Examines what things cost during the time period, to further enrich the reader’s understanding of how working Americans spent their paychecks. Prices include food items, clothing, jewelry and so much more.

Illustrations: Photographs, news clippings, advertisements, postcards, posters, quotes, songs and cartoons, add interest to each chapter and depth to the reader’s understanding of the world that the family or individual lived in.

Subject Index: Provided to navigate this wealth of interesting and useful information The Working Americans series has become an important reference for public libraries, academic libraries and high school libraries. This sixth volume will be a welcome addition to all of these types of reference collections.

This volume celebrates the contributions of women, chronicling both the progress they have made and the roadblocks they have faced. In a detailed fashion, the profiles and primary source materials help the reader reflect on the transformation of female independence and their transition into the workplace. It’s a fact: In the early 1970s, when Ms. magazinewas in its infancy,women received approximately 10 percent of the nation’s graduate degrees in medicine, law and veterinary medicine. Today, women represent half of all law and medical students and more than half of all veterinary and pharmacy students.

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Additional Volumes:
Working Americans 1880-2012 Volume I: The Working Class, Second Edition
Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume II: The Middle Class
Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume III: The Upper Class
Working Americans 1880-1999 Volume IV: Their Children
Working Americans 1880-2003 Volume V: Americans At War, Second Edition
Working Americans 1880-2005 Volume VI: Women at Work
Working Americans 1880-2006 Volume VII: Social Movements, Second Edition
Working Americans 1880-2007 Volume VIII: Immigrants, Second Edition
Working Americans 1770-1869 Volume IX: From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War
Working Americans 1880-2009 Volume X: Sports & Recration
Working Americans 1880-2010 Volume XI: Inventors & Entrepreneurs
Working Americans 1880-2011 Volume XII: Our History through Music
Working Americans 1880-2012 Volume XIII: Educators & Education
Working Americans 1880-2016 Volume XIV: African Americans
Working Americans 1880-2018 Volume XV: Politics & Politicians

Pub. Date: December 2015
Hardcover: 600 pages
ISBN: 978-1-68217-077-9
Price: $150.00
EBook ISBN: 978-1-68217-078-6 EBook Vendors

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