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Title:
Women's work and public policy : a history of the Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, 1945-1970
Author:
Laughlin, Kathleen A.
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Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Northeastern University Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
x, 172 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
Based on the author's dissertation presented to Ohio State University.
Language:
English
Contents:
A blueprint for social change: Frieda Miller and the women's economic agenda, 1944-1953 -- Creating earning opportunities: the womanpower focus of Alice Leopold, 1953-1961 -- Bureaucratic activism in the new frontier : Esther Peterson's public policy goals, 1961-1964 -- Backstage activism: feminist organizing under May Dublin Keyserling, 1964-1968.
ISBN:
9781555534448
Format :
Book

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Summary

Laughlin (history and women's studies, Metropolitan State U., Minneapolis) provides an institutional history of the Women's Bureau, a division of the US Department of Labor, and the role it has played in the struggle for equal rights. She focuses on the post-World War II era, showing how its traditi


Author Notes

Kathleen A. Laughlin is Associate Professor of History and Women's Studies at Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 3
Chapter 1 A Blueprint for Social Change: Frieda Miller and the Women's Economic Agenda, 1944-1953p. 12
Chapter 2 Creating Earning Opportunities: The Womanpower Focus of Alice Leopold, 1953-1961p. 41
Chapter 3 Bureaucratic Activism in the New Frontier: Esther Peterson's Public Policy Goals, 1961-1964p. 69
Chapter 4 Backstage Activism: Feminist Organizing Under Mary Dublin Keyserling, 1964-1968p. 93
Conclusion: "Linking Government and the Grassroots"p. 121
Notesp. 125
Bibliographyp. 151
Indexp. 163