From Working Girl to Working Mother

The Female Labor Force in the United States, 1820-1980

By Lynn Weiner

200 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4159-4
    Published: November 1986
  • E-book EPUB ISBN: 978-1-4696-1028-3
    Published: August 2016
  • E-book PDF ISBN: 979-8-8908-6750-6
    Published: August 2016

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In this fresh perspective on one of the major demographic trends in our history, Weiner skillfully interweaves evidence on women's employment, government social policy, and the contemporary debate about women's sphere to explore the interconnections between patterns of women's work and the ideologies that arose in response to that work. In uniting the sources and methods of social and intellectual history, the author illuminates the changes in women's lives during the past 250 years.

Originally published in 1985.

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Reviews

"A thoughtful, thorough, and very readable study."--Women's Review of Books

"A fresh perspective on one of the major demographic trends in our history. [Weiner] has succinctly and successfully related changing attitudes towards wage-earning women to women's movement into the labor force."--Alice Kessler-Harris

"Weiner skillfully interweaves evidence on women's employment, government social policy, and contemporary debate about women's sphere to explore the interconnections between patterns of women's work and the ideologies that arose in response to and that sought to shape that work. In uniting the sources and methods of social and intellectual history, Weiner illuminates changing women's lives over the past 150 years."--Thomas Dublin, University of California, San Diego