Praise for the Previous Edition:
"Impressive and deftly written....An example or two cannot do justice to the variety of materials and ideas the author draws together to explain how women workers have functioned as a low-paid reserve force, and why, as wage work became the rule rather than the exception in the 20th century, they found themselves in marginal jobs stereotyped as feminine."--The New York Times Book Review
"Comprehensive and packed with information."--St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Without a doubt the single best survey of transformation of women's paid and unpaid work from the colonial period to the present."--American Historical Review
About the Author
Alice Kessler-Harris is the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History at Columbia University, where she also teaches in the Institute for Research on Women and Gender. She is the author of A Woman's Wage, Women Have Always Worked and In Pursuit of Equity.