Publication Date

12-4-2021

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Lind, Vera, 1967-

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

Department of History

Abstract

The Chicago men’s garment workers began a strike in late 1910 that extended through the winter into 1911 and began among women and people of immigrant backgrounds, only incorporating men once it picked up steam. The lack of uniformity among the striking workers led to a fragmented approach to the strike and eventually, middle-class women came to the aid of factory workers and took over organization of the strike. My thesis sheds light on how and why the women involved in this strike made their marks on Chicago labor history, both through their organizing and through their philanthropic work.

Extent

42 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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