Working With the Working Woman

By: Parker, Cornelia Stratton

Price: $400.00

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj


[good solid book, light shelfwear, dust-darkening to top of text block; jacket shows a bit of wear along top edge, minor paper loss at top of spine, some random surface-scrape marks on spine]. "A college woman with a sense of humor tells the story of her experiences as a worker in various industries -- no muckraking, no theorizing, no trying to stir up trouble between employers and employees; the book is just a vivid picture of things as they are, a section of life." And, in my opinion, the book is all the more valuable for the author's having had no more of an "agenda" than that. She worked in a laundry, a chocolate-packing facility, a brassworks, a bleachery, a dress factory, and as a "pantry girl" in a hotel, etc., and proved herself to be a keen observer and recorder of the realities of the workplace and, especially, of the lives and conversations of her fellow workers -- the book is an absolute riot of chitchat between and among working-class women, with the colloquial speech of the era often hilariously rendered. The dust jacket, as with many nonfiction books of this era, is quite rare.

Title: Working With the Working Woman

Author: Parker, Cornelia Stratton

Categories: Women's Issues / Feminism,

Edition: 1st Edition (A-W)

Publisher: New York/London, Harper & Brothers: 1922

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 24614

Keywords: Working Women Factory Workers Sexism