Cover for MILKMAN: Gender at Work: The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex during World War II. Click for larger image

Gender at Work

The Dynamics of Job Segregation by Sex during World War II
Awards and Recognition:

Winner of the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize in Women's History, the American Historical Association, 1987. Winner of the SOCIALIST REVIEW Book Award

"By analyzing the process of work in both the electrical and the automobile industries, the supplies of male and female labor available to each, the varying degrees of labor-intensive work, the proportion of labor costs to total costs, and the extent of male resistance to female entry into the industry before, during, and after the war, Milkman offers a historically grounded and detailed examination of the evolution, function, and reproduction of job segregation by sex."
-- Journal of American History

"Analytic sophistication is coupled with a powerfully rendered narrative: the reader strides briskly along, enjoying one provocative insight after another while simultaneously absorbed by the drama of the events."
-- Women's Review of Books

To order online:
//www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/97edp4rb9780252013577.html

To order by phone:
(800) 621-2736 (USA/Canada)
(773) 702-7000 (International)

Related Titles

previous book next book
Big Sister - Cover
Big Sister

Feminism, Conservatism, and Conspiracy in the Heartland

Erin M. Kempker

Reshaping Women's History - Cover
Reshaping Women's History

Voices of Nontraditional Women Historians

Edited by Julie A. Gallagher and Barbara Winslow

Discriminating Sex - Cover
Discriminating Sex

White Leisure and the Making of the American "Oriental"

Amy Sueyoshi

Mister Pulitzer and the Spider - Cover
Mister Pulitzer and the Spider

Modern News from Realism to the Digital

Kevin G. Barnhurst

Frontiers of Labor - Cover
Frontiers of Labor

Comparative Histories of the United States and Australia

Edited by Greg Patmore and Shelton Stromquist

Disruption in Detroit - Cover
Disruption in Detroit

Autoworkers and the Elusive Postwar Boom

Daniel J. Clark

Rape in Chicago - Cover
Rape in Chicago

Race, Myth, and the Courts

Dawn Rae Flood

Franklin D. Roosevelt - Cover
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939

Roger Daniels

Creating the Big Ten - Cover
Creating the Big Ten

Courage, Corruption, and Commercialization

Winton U. Solberg

Colored No More - Cover
Colored No More

Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Treva B. Lindsey

Women against Abortion - Cover
Women against Abortion

Inside the Largest Moral Reform Movement of the Twentieth Century

Karissa Haugeberg

Dockworker Power - Cover
Dockworker Power

Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area

Peter Cole

Pink-Slipped - Cover
Pink-Slipped

What Happened to Women in the Silent Film Industries?

Jane M. Gaines

Lost in the USA - Cover
Lost in the USA

American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million Mom March

Deborah Gray White

A Nation of Immigrants Reconsidered - Cover
A Nation of Immigrants Reconsidered

US Society in an Age of Restriction, 1924-1965

Edited by Maddalena Marinari, Madeline Y. Hsu, and Maria Cristina Garcia

Black Public History in Chicago - Cover
Black Public History in Chicago

Civil Rights Activism from World War II into the Cold War

Ian Rocksborough-Smith