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Women Have Always Worked: An Historical Overview (1981)

by Alice Kessler-Harris

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Dotha Bushnell lived on a Connecticut farm in the early 1800s, among the last of generations of American women who worked in households that produced all of the necessities of survival.
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Divided into five thematic sections, the book illustrates different aspects of women's paid and unpaid work, and shows how their roles have changed over the past two hundred years. Kessler-Harris weaves together the experiences of poor, wealthy, middle-class women; trade union, professional and volunteer women; immigrant, non-English speaking, and black women; tracking their labor from the colonial household to the factories and beyond.

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