Lectures > Karen Sawislak
OUSD Teaching American History Grant
Wednesday June 17, 2004

"Wage-Earning Women:
Teaching about Gender and Work in U.S. History"
Karen Sawislak
University of California, Berkeley

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Karen Sawislak teaches labor history at UC Berkeley and is author of Smoldering City: Chicagoans and the Great Fire, 1871-1874 read an excerpt from the book. In addition to her teaching duties, Karen Sawislak is also a practicing attorney specializing in labor law. link

Web Links
* Links active as of July 2004

  • Curt Miller vs. State of Oregon no longer available online

  • Making of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The site includes the full text of The Employments of Women; A Cyclopaedia of Woman's Work, 1863.

  • Dept of Labor Fact Sheet: 20 Leading Occupations of Employed Women Full-time Wage and Salary Workers 2003 Annual Averages

  • Women and Work in the Nineteenth Century - A Text and Web-page Archive