Historian Dr. Blanche Wiesen Cook interviews historian Dr. Alice Kessler Harris about women and work and women in the labor movement. Harris talks about challenging the notion of work as being "work for pay" and talks about both women's household labor and women as wage workers, both historically and in contemporary times. Harris' books includes Women Have Always Worked: An Historical Overview (Feminist Press, 1982) and Out to Work: A History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States (Oxford University Press, 1982). Produced as part of a May Day 1982 special on WBAI. The program was engineered by Julie Light and produced by Eileen Zalisk.
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