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"It is splendid, finally, to have this novel back in print . . . . Nothing before or since has so successfully captured the political and emotional spirit of the women's strike of 1909." Alice Kessler-Harris, Rutgers University

"Malkiel was a politically sophisticated and well-seasoned socialist organizer and propagandist, and she used the medium [of the diary1to draw out c
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Published July 31st 1990 by ILR Press
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In spite of the "dime novel" style, this is actually pretty moving and informative. Had to read for class.
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“It was not...a woman's fancy that drove them to it, but an eruption of a long-smolering volcano, an overflow of suffering, abuse and exhaustion.” 2 likes
“we're all union people, only we don't seem to remember it. This land is one big union, and us children were taught very early that united we stand and divided we fall, and that's just what we girls are demanding—the right to be united.” 0 likes
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