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The Necessity of Organization

Mary Kenney O'Sullivan and Trade Unionism for Women, 1892-1912



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The Necessity of Organization describes Mary Kenney O'Sullivan's struggle to improve labor conditions through trade unionism. Appointed the first woman organizer for the American Federation of Labor in 1892, she went on to be a co-founder of the Women's Trade Union League, formed in 1903 as a cross-class alliance of women workers and their middle- and upper-class allies. The possibilities and limits of trade unionism for women, given the class and gender constraints of the period, are the focus of this book.

Product code: 9781138883420

ISBN 9781138883420
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW140
No. Of Pages 232
Series Garland Studies in the History of American Labor