Tales of the Grandmothers: Women and Work

Anita Taylor

It is commonly believed that women in the U.S. first started entering the workforce in large numbers during, and as a result of, the “women’s liberation” movement of the 60s & 70s. Although many know how the “Rosies the Riveter” of World War II showed women they could hold nontraditional employment, they do not know the long history of other income-earning labor by women prior to 1940. In this presentation, Taylor fills in many missing spaces in the myth and story of women and work, using the lives of women in one part of her own family tree.

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