Women’s Public Activism and Labor Force Participation
This 5 page paper provides an overview of the role of women in the industrial West. The role of women in the emerging industrial workforce at the end of the 19th century had a definitive impact on family values and perspectives on racism, ethnicity and changing demographics (including increasing urban gentrification). By the beginning of the 20th century, many middle class women had entered the workforce and female authorship during this time represented substantial differences in assessments of class, race, ethnic background and domesticity. Prior to the onset of the 20th century, though, it was evident that the stage was set for some defined conflicts in the emerging labor participation for women.