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Kessler-Harris, Alice

Overview
Works: 105 works in 302 publications in 1 language and 14,302 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Feminist fiction  Humorous fiction  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Adapter, Commentator
Classifications: HD6095, 331.40973
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Out to work : a history of wage-earning women in the United States by Alice Kessler-Harris( Book )

39 editions published between 1899 and 2003 in English and held by 2,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1982, this pioneering work traces the transformation of "women's work" into wage labor in the United States, identifying the social, economic, and ideological forces that have shaped our expectations of what women do. Basing her observations upon the personal experience of individual American women set against the backdrop of American society, Alice Kessler-Harris examines the effects of class, ethnic and racial patterns, changing perceptions of wage work for women, and the relationship between wage-earning and family roles
A difficult woman : the challenging life and times of Lillian Hellman by Alice Kessler-Harris( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revelatory and provocative biography of one of the most controversial women of the twentieth century, by one of America's most renowned historians. Lillian Hellman was a giant of twentieth-century letters and a groundbreaking figure as one of the most successful female playwrights on Broadway. Yet the author of The Little Foxes and Toys in the Attic is today remembered more as a toxic, bitter survivor and literary fabulist, the woman of whom Mary McCarthy said, "Every word she writes is a lie, including 'and' and 'the.'" In A Difficult Woman, renowned historian Alice Kessler-Harris undertakes a feat few would dare to attempt: a reclamation of a combative, controversial woman who straddled so many political and cultural fault lines of her time. Kessler-Harris renders Hellman's feisty wit and personality in all of its contradictions: as a non-Jewish Jew, a displaced Southerner, a passionate political voice without a party, an artist immersed in commerce, a sexually free woman who scorned much of the women's movement, a loyal friend whose trust was often betrayed, and a writer of memoirs who repeatedly questioned the possibility of achieving truth and doubted her memory. Hellman was a writer whose plays spoke the language of morality yet whose achievements foundered on accusations of mendacity. Above all else, she was a woman who made her way in a man's world. Kessler-Harris has crafted a nuanced life of Hellman, empathetic yet unsparing, that situates her in the varied contexts in which she moved, from New Orleans to Broadway to the hearing room of HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee). A Difficult Woman is a major work of literary and intellectual history. - Publisher
In pursuit of equity : women, men, and the quest for economic citizenship in 20th century America by Alice Kessler-Harris( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In In Pursuit of Equity, Kessler-Harris pierces the skin of arguments and legislation to grasp the preconceptions that have shaped the experience of women: a "gendered imagination" that has defined what men and women alike think of as fair and desirable. In this brilliant account that traces social policy from the New Deal to the 1970s, she shows how a deeply embedded set of beliefs has distorted seemingly neutral social legislation to further limit the freedom and equality of women. Government rules generally sought to protect women from exploitation, even from employment itself; but at the same time, they attached the most important benefits to wage work. To be a real citizen, one must earn - and most policymakers (even female ones) assumed from the beginning that women were not, and should not be, breadwinners. Kessler-Harris traces the impact of this gender bias in the New Deal programs of Social Security, unemployment insurance, and fair labor standards, in Federal income tax policy, and the new discussion of women's rights that emerged after World War II. "For generations," she writes, " American women lacked not merely the practice, but frequently the idea of individual economic freedom." Only in the 1960s and '70s did old assumptions begin to break down - yet the process is far from complete." "Even today, with women closer to full economic citizenship than ever before, Kessler-Harris's insights offer a keen new understanding of the issues that dominate the headlines, from the marriage penalty in the tax code to the glass ceiling in corporate America."--Jacket
Women have always worked : a historical overview by Alice Kessler-Harris( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TRACES THE INVOLVEMENT OF POOR, MINORITY, AND MIDDLE CLASS AMERICAN WOMEN IN HOUSEHOLD WORK, WAGE LABOR, SOCIAL REFORM, AND DEPRESSION AND WARTIME LABOR FORCES
A woman's wage : historical meanings and social consequences by Alice Kessler-Harris( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the meanings of women's wages in the United States in the twentieth century, focusing on three sets of issues: minimum wages for women; equal pay for equal work; and comparable worth
U.S. history as women's history : new feminist essays( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State formation, power, and knowledge have not traditionally been understood as the subjects of women's history, but they are the themes that permeate this book. Individually and together, the essays explore how gender serves to legitimize particular constructions of power and knowledge and to meld these into accepted practice and state policy. They show how the study of women's history has moved from the discovery of women to an evaluation of social processes and institutions
Gendering labor history by Alice Kessler-Harris( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protecting women : labor legislation in Europe, the United States, and Australia, 1880-1920( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on American labor history : the problems of synthesis by J. Carroll Moody( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open cage : an Anzia Yezierska collection by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faith of a (woman) writer( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Past imperfect: alternative essays in American history by Blanche Wiesen Cook( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women as citizens : vital voices through the century( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Kessler-Harris, Nancy Cott, and Ruth Simmons speak on the history of American women in civic life in the 20th century. The discussion focuses on three themes: women as volunteers and reformers, women's struggle for rights, and women in public/civic life. Includes remarks by President Clinton, and comments and questions from the audience and from the Internet
Millennium evenings at the White House. vital voices through the century( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This item is a video recording of President William Jefferson Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton hosting the sixth White House Millennium Evening Lecture in the East Room of the White House. The title of this lecture is, 'Women as Citizens.'
Social history by Alice Kessler-Harris( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unpossessed by Tess Slesinger( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Details the ins and outs and ups and downs of left-wing New York intellectual life and features a cast of litterateurs, layabouts, lotharios, academic activists, and fur-clad patrons of protest and the arts."--Back cover
The lower class as a factor in reform: New York, the Jews, and the 1890's by Alice Kessler-Harris( )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1979 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bread givers : a novel : a struggle between a father of the Old World and a daughter of the New by Anzia Yezierska( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A struggle between a father of the Old World and a daughter of the New."
Academic freedom and civil liberties of students in colleges and universities by American Civil Liberties Union( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This pamphlet is a complete revision of the ACLU's handbook on academic freedom and civil liberties for students in institutions for higher learning, first published in 1961. Section I deals with the student as a member of the academic community, including admission policies, freedom in the classroom, safeguarding the privileged student-teacher relationship, the student's role in the formulation of academic policy and the ethics of academic scholarship. Section ii deals with extracurricular activities, including student government, student clubs and societies, student-sponsored forums, student publications, radio and television, and artistic presentations. Section iii discusses student's political freedom on and off campus. Section iv discusses personal freedom in terms of student residences, personal appearance, pregnancy, and search and seizure. Section v deals with regulations and disciplinary procedures, including enacting and promulgating regulations, academic due process, double penalties, and law enforcement on campus. Section vi discusses students and the military, including extent of cooperation with the Selective Service System, unconstitutional reclassification, recruitment on campus, and rotc. Section vii deals with the confidentiality of student records. Recent court decisions on student rights and constitutional amendments relevant to standards of academic freedom are included in the appendix. (Af)
Democracy and social rights in the "two Wests"( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A difficult woman : the challenging life and times of Lillian Hellman
Alternative Names
Alice Kessler-Harris American historian

Alice Kessler-Harris Amerikaans historica

Alice Kessler-Harris US-amerikanische Historikerin

Harris, Alice K.-

Harris Alice Kessler-

Harris, Alice Kessler 1941-

Kessler, Alice

Kessler, Alice 1941-

Kessler Harris, Alice

Languages
English (221)

Covers
A difficult woman : the challenging life and times of Lillian HellmanIn pursuit of equity : women, men, and the quest for economic citizenship in 20th century AmericaWomen have always worked : a historical overviewU.S. history as women's history : new feminist essaysGendering labor historyProtecting women : labor legislation in Europe, the United States, and Australia, 1880-1920The open cage : an Anzia Yezierska collectionFaith of a (woman) writer