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Common Sense and a Little Fire – Women and WoOrleck, Anneliserking-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965 - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Common Sense and a Little Fire: Women and WoOrleck, Anneliserking-Class Politics in the United States, 1900-1965

Annelise Orleck

Abstract

Over twenty years after its initial publication, Annelise Orleck's Common Sense and a Little Fire continues to resonate with its harrowing story of activism, labor, and women's history. Orleck traces the personal and public lives of four immigrant women activists who left a lasting imprint on American politics. Though they have rarely made more than cameo appearances in previous histories, Rose Schneiderman, Fannia Cohn, Clara Lemlich Shavelson, and Pauline Newman played important roles in the emergence of organized labor, the New Deal welfare state, adult education, and the modern women's mov ... More

Keywords: garment workers, women, immigrants, trade unions, woman suffrage, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rose Schneiderman, Clara Lemlich, Fannia Cohn, Pauline Newman

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469635910
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635910.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annelise Orleck, author
Dartmouth College

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