From Publishers Weekly
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.
Copyright 1991 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
"Contains rich descriptions of cultural, family, and work life, including generational, ethnic, and union conflicts, based on nuanced readings of primary sources, especially surveys and oral histories. It is an important contribution to the literature in labor, immigrant, and women's history because it presents the lives of this historically important group of immigrant workers from the perspective of their ethnic and religious identities."—Industrial and Labor Relations Review