The Resource Ten hours' labor : religion, reform, and gender in early New England, Teresa Anne Murphy

Ten hours' labor : religion, reform, and gender in early New England, Teresa Anne Murphy

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Ten hours' labor : religion, reform, and gender in early New England
Title
Ten hours' labor
Title remainder
religion, reform, and gender in early New England
Statement of responsibility
Teresa Anne Murphy
Title variation
10 hours' labor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Although antebellum popular evangelicalism has been considered a middle-class phenomenon, Teresa Anne Murphy maintains that it was also a vital--and contested--arena of working-class life. Drawing on sources which include labor and temperance journals, marriage records, diaries, and correspondence, she illuminates the extraordinary role of religion in the labor organization of New England mill towns
  • At the same time, she reconstructs the complex evolution in gender relations which enabled women workers to find a voice in the once exclusively male movement for a shorter workday
  • Murphy surveys the different patterns of labor organizing across the region, showing how the discourse of moral reform provided skilled and unskilled workers with a common language, as well as compelling arguments with which to confront their employers. She examines how working-class moral reform movements such as the Washingtonians challenged the pretensions of middle-class piety, while labor activists went on to attack the paternalism which had shaped labor relations in New England
  • Murphy argues that the language of religion and reform allowed women an entree into the labor movement of the 1840s, though some of these women reshaped the discourse to challenge traditional gender roles as they challenged their employers. Ten Hours' Labor sheds new light on a key chapter in the development of American labor and gender relations and will be essential reading for social and cultural historians as well as historians of religion
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Murphy, Teresa Anne
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8083.A11
LC item number
M87 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Labor movement
  • Labor leaders
  • Hours of labor
  • Women
  • Popular culture
  • Arbeidersbeweging
  • Geloof
  • Hervormingen
  • Vrouwenarbeid
  • Mouvement ouvrier
  • Dirigeants syndicaux
  • Horaires de travail
  • Femmes
  • Culture populaire
  • Hours of labor
  • Labor leaders
  • Labor movement
  • Popular culture
  • Women
  • Arbeidersbeweging
  • Geloof
  • Hervormingen
  • Vrouwenarbeid
  • Arbeitszeitverkürzung
  • Religion
  • Frau
  • Geschichte (1830-1850)
  • New England
  • Neuengland
Label
Ten hours' labor : religion, reform, and gender in early New England, Teresa Anne Murphy
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
1. Family, Work, and Authority: The Parameters of New England Paternalism -- 2. Labor Reform in the 1830s: Men's and Women's Struggles -- 3. Control of Culture: Education, Morality, and Religion -- 4. Popular Religion and Working People -- 5. Exemplary Lives: The Washingtonians and Social Authority -- 6. The Petitioning of Artisans and Operatives: Means and Ends in the Struggle for a Ten-Hour Day -- 7. The Dilemmas of Moral Reform -- 8. Women, Gender, and the Ten-Hour Movement
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780801426834
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91055534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24794784
  • (OCoLC)ocm24794784
Label
Ten hours' labor : religion, reform, and gender in early New England, Teresa Anne Murphy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Family, Work, and Authority: The Parameters of New England Paternalism -- 2. Labor Reform in the 1830s: Men's and Women's Struggles -- 3. Control of Culture: Education, Morality, and Religion -- 4. Popular Religion and Working People -- 5. Exemplary Lives: The Washingtonians and Social Authority -- 6. The Petitioning of Artisans and Operatives: Means and Ends in the Struggle for a Ten-Hour Day -- 7. The Dilemmas of Moral Reform -- 8. Women, Gender, and the Ten-Hour Movement
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 231 pages
Isbn
9780801426834
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91055534
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24794784
  • (OCoLC)ocm24794784

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