Daughters of the Shtetl: Life and Labor in the Immigrant Generation

Susan A. Glenn, Author Cornell University Press $21 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8014-9759-9
During the early 20th century, young women left small Jewish towns in Poland and Russia for metropolitan America and found that their work and sex roles changed dramatically. This study shows how they influenced the garment industry with militant strikes, shop-floor activism and pro-union behavior. Photos. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 09/02/1991
Release date: 09/01/1991
Hardcover - 312 pages - 978-0-8014-1966-9
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