Cover for CAMERON: Radicals of the Worst Sort: Laboring Women in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1860-1912

Radicals of the Worst Sort

Laboring Women in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1860-1912

Ardis Cameron focuses on the textile workers' strikes of 1882 and 1912 in this examination of class and gender formation as drawn from the experience and language of the working-class neighborhoods of Lawrence. She shows clearly that the working women who unionized and fought for equality were considered the "worst sort" because they challenged both economic and sexual hierarchies, providing alternative models for turn-of-the-century women.

"Will be greeted as a major contribution to a rich and rapidly expanding area of research on working women."--Thomas Dublin, author of Women at Work: The Transformation of Work and Community in Lowell, Massachusetts, 1826-1860


Ardis Cameron is an associate professor of American and New England studies at the University of Southern Maine, Portland.

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