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Women and Trade Unions of the Progressive Era

Many women of the Progressive Era were industrial workers and often endured deplorable working conditions. Do you think the goals of the Women's Trade Union League were sufficient to address the problems of women of all races? Why of why not? How did the reforms sought for working class women reflect deeply held basic assumptions about gender roles? Do you think there is anything more women could have done in this period to push the boundaries of these assumptions?

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1. Many women of the Progressive Era were industrial workers and often endured deplorable working conditions. Do you think the goals of the Women's Trade Union League were sufficient to address the problems of women of all races? Why of why not? How did the reforms sought for working class women reflect deeply held basic assumptions about gender roles? Do you think there is anything more women could have done in this period to push the boundaries of these assumptions?

Many women of the Progressive Era were industrial workers and often endured deplorable working conditions. Briefly, in the progressive Era women entered the workforce, despite the opposition from men. However, there was discrimination ...

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This solution discusses aspects of the experiences of the women of the Progressive Era who were industrial workers that often endured deplorable working conditions e.g. if the goals of the Women's Trade Union League were sufficient to address the problems of women of all races; if the reforms sought for working class women reflect deeply held basic assumptions about gender roles; and if there was anything more women could have done in this period to push the boundaries of these assumptions, and why or why not. Supplemented with an informative article on the Women's Union League.

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