Cover for BLEWETT: Men, Women, and Work: Class, Gender, and Protest in the New England Shoe Industry, 1780-1910. Click for larger image

Men, Women, and Work

Class, Gender, and Protest in the New England Shoe Industry, 1780-1910
Awards and Recognition:

Winner of the 1989 Herbert G. Gutman Award, 1989. Winner of the New England Historical Association Book Award, 1989. Co-winner of the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize of the American Historical Association, 1989.

"Blewett challenges historians to incorporate gender analysis and a tradition of working women's protest into the history of the American labor movement."
-- Georgia Historical Quarterly

"[Blewett's] detailed reconstruction of feminist perspectives in shoeworker protest and the divisions created by the competing loyalties to sisterhood and to working-class families is among the best available. . . . With works like this, it should be impossible to write about the American working class without including women."
-- Historical Journal of Massachusetts

"A highly stimulating and rewarding book."
-- Journal of Interdisciplinary History

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