This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... TRADES FOR COLORED WOMEN A colored woman entered the office of a north side establishment where artificial flowers are ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... TRADES FOR COLORED WOMEN A colored woman entered the office of a north side establishment where artificial flowers are manufactured. "I have a daughter 17 years old," she said to the proprietor. "All places filled now," he answered. "I don't ask a job for her," came the mother's reply. "I want her to learn how to do the work like the white girls do. She'll work for nothing. We don't ask wages, just so she can learn." So it was arranged for the girl to go to work. Soon she was skilled and drawing wages with the highest in the shop. Other colored girls came in. And now the entire group of fifteen girls that worked in this north side shop have been transferred to a new factory on the south side, near their homes. At the same time a number of colored girls have gone into home work in making artificial flowers. Such are the casual, hit-or-miss incidents by which the way was opened for colored working people to enter one industry on the same terms as the white wage earners. Doll hats, lamp shades, millinery--these are three branches of manufacture where colored labor has entered factories and has also begun home work. Colored workers, with their bundles of finished goods on which the entire family has worked, going to the contractor to turn in the day's output are now a familiar sight in some neighborhoods. In one residence a colored woman employs seven girls, who come to the house every day and make lamp shades, which are later delivered to a contractor. The first week in July thirty girls were placed in one millinery shop. A notable recent development, partly incidental to conditions of war industry, is the entrance of colored women into garment factories, particularly where women's and children's garments are made. In Chicago in the last year they...
Good. 1969 Hardcover. xxi, 82 p. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
New. No Jacket As Issued. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 82pp. ORiginal stiff pictorial glossy wraps. Originally published: New York: Harcourt, Brace, and Howe, 1919. Pages are clean (unmarked). Binding is tight and secure. This book is on hand and does NOT ship from publishing. No previous owner markings. Very nice unread copy.
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Very Good in Good jacket. Book Seller # HA218, 5.6 inches by 8.2 inches, 82 pages. The price has been clipped from the dust jacket which shows some wear with two tears, 1/2 inch and 3/8 inch at the top of the spine. Minor wear only to the book itself. The hinges and binding are good and the interior is clean. NOT an Ex-Library copy. Carl Sandburg, 1878-1967, was a Journalist for the Chicago Daily News in 1919 and reported on the Race Riot in which 20 African Americans and 14 Whites were killed.
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