Progressivism and Social Work for Women in Minneapolis

  • Lars Olsson


This chapter deals with the importance of the gendered progressive movements like the Women’s Trade Union League (WTUL), the Women’s Welfare League, the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), and the settlement houses for preventing working women in Minneapolis from “going wrong” and instead becoming non-unionized and efficient blue- and white-collar workers. The YWCA in particular changed from being considered by the company management to be an intruder to becoming a welcome partner in making working women respectable and well-adjusted to the social order of capitalism.

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  • Lars Olsson
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  1. 1.Linnaeus UniversityKalmarSweden

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