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Vapnek, Lara 1967-

Works: 4 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,061 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD6095, 331.4097309034
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lara Vapnek
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn : modern American revolutionary by Lara Vapnek( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1906, fifteen-year old Elizabeth Gurley Flynn mounted a soapbox in Times Square to denounce capitalism and proclaim a new era for women's freedom. Quickly recognized as an outstanding public speaker and formidable organizer, she devoted her life to creating a socialist America, "free from poverty, exploitation, greed and injustice." Flynn became the most important female leader of the Industrial Workers of the World and of the American Communist Party, fighting tirelessly for workers' rights to organize and to express dissenting ideas. Weaving together Flynn's personal and political life, this biography reveals previously unrecognized connections between feminism, socialism, free love, and free speech. Flynn's remarkable career casts new light on the long and varied history of radicalism in the United States. About the Lives of American Women series: Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era. The emphasis is on a "good read," featuring accessible writing and compelling narratives, without sacrificing sound scholarship and academic integrity. Primary sources at the end of each biography reveal the subject's perspective in her own words. Study questions and an annotated bibliography support the student reader"--
Breadwinners : working women and economic independence, 1865-1920 by Lara Vapnek( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lara Vapnek tells the story of American labor feminism from the end of the Civil War through the winning of woman suffrage. During this period, working women in the nation's industrializing cities launched a series of campaigns to gain economic equality and political power. This book shows how working women pursued equality by claiming new identities as citizens and as breadwinners. Analyzing disjunctions between middle-class and working-class women's ideas of independence, Vapnek highlights the agendas for change advanced by leaders such as Jennie Collins, Leonora O'Reilly, and Helen Campbell and organizations such as the National Consumers' League, the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, and the Women's Trade Union League. Locating households as important sites of class conflict, Breadwinners recovers the class and gender politics behind the marginalization of domestic workers from labor reform while documenting the ways in which working-class women raised their voices on their own behalf. --Publisher description
The politics of women's work in the United States, 1865-1909 by Lara Vapnek( )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International Federation of Working Women by Lara Vapnek( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International Federation of Working Women (1919-1924) stands out as a pioneering effort to represent working women internationally. At the three international congresses, female leaders, including Mary MacArthur, discussed common challenges, including labor legislation, maternity benefits and women's participation in trade unions
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Breadwinners : working women and economic independence, 1865-1920
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