ERIC Number: ED134488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Women in American Labor History: Course Module, Trade Union Women's Studies.
The role of working women in American labor history from colonial times to the present is the topic of this learning module. Intended predominantly as a course outline, the module can also be used to supplement courses in social, labor, or American history. Information is presented on economic and political influences, employment of women, immigration, women's efforts at labor organization, percentage of female workers at different periods, women in labor strikes, feminism, sex discrimination, maternity disability, and equality in the work place. The chronological narrative focuses on women in the United States during the colonial period, the Revolutionary War period, the period from nationhood to the Civil War, from the Civil War to 1900, from 1900 to World War I, from World War I to World War II, from World War II to 1960, and from 1960 through 1975. Each section is introduced by a paragraph or short essay that highlights the major events of the period, followed by a series of topics which are discussed and described by quotations, historical information, case studies, and accounts of relevant laws. A bibliography concludes the document. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Course Content, Economic Factors, Employed Women, Employees, Higher Education, History Instruction, Labor Conditions, Labor Force, Learning Modules, Political Influences, Social History, Socioeconomic Influences, Unions, United States History, Womens Studies
New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 7 East 43rd Street, New York, New York 10017 ($2.00 paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Ithaca. School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell Univ.