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Sewn in coal country : an oral history of the ladies' garment industry in northeastern Pennsylvania, 1945-1995 / [edited by] Robert P. Wolensky.

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Gettysburg Library 331.88 SEWN (Text) 35740635607054 New Nonfiction In Transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780271084909
  • ISBN: 0271084901
  • ISBN: 9780271084985
  • ISBN: 0271084987
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 387 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
  • Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-371)and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Dorothy "Dot" Ney : garment worker, union organizer, and business agent -- William "Bill" Cherkes : garment shop owner and garment association president -- Minnie "Min" Matheson : labor leader, social activist, and ILGWU district director -- Angelo "Rusty" "Bill" DePasquale : mineworker and ILGWU organizer and "enforcer" -- Anthony "Tony" D'Angelo : garment presser and barber -- Alice Reca " garment worker, union organizer, and business agent -- John "Johnny" Justin : garment worker, labor organizer, and ILGWU district director -- Clementine "Clem" Lyons : garment worker, business agent, and chorus performer and director -- Helen Weiss : garment worker, business agent, and chorus performer -- George and Lucy Zorgo : union printers and labor advocates -- Philomena "Minnie" Caputo : garment worker, union activist, chairlady, and floorlady -- Dr. Albert Schiowitz : physician and director of Wyoming Valley ILGWU Health Center -- Leo Gutstein : family garment shop owner and garment association president -- Pearl Novak : garment worker, union organizer, and social activist -- Betty Greenberg : mother, spouse, activist, and the Mathesons' daughter -- Labor, working-class, gender, and oral history.
Summary, etc.:
"A study of the ladies' garment industry in northeastern Pennsylvania between 1945 and 1995, featuring sixteen selected oral histories conducted with workers, shop owners, and others with knowledge of the industry"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union > History.
Clothing workers > Pennsylvania > Interviews.
Women's clothing industry > Pennsylvania > History > 20th century.
Clothing trade > Pennsylvania > History > 20th century.
Labor unions > Pennsylvania > History > 20th century.
Genre: Oral histories.
Interviews.

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