Women of the Depression: Caste and Culture in San Antonio, 1929-1939

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List of Illustrations
Battle of the Flowers Parade, 19335
Battle of the Flowers Parade, 19376
Communist-led demonstration at city hall, 193021
Unemployed workers gathering to register for jobs and relief, 193323
Wedding at the Civil Works Administration camp, Bexar County27
Mrs. Antonia Mena32
Mrs. Leota Mowers32
Pablo and Antonia Martinez35
Mrs. C. C. de la Garza preparing a church altar37
Middle-class Anglo women sewing51
Patient at Junior League clinic, 193353
Mattie Mae Pierson57
Patricia Wilson at clerical work64
Black girls receiving instruction in mattress making65
Home laundress68
Mrs. William Tobin Thornton being served by a YWCA household- efficiency class, 193378
Annie Charo, an embroiderer, age six83
Mexican-American homeworkers, 193297
Workers at pecan-shelling company, 1938105
Beatrice Denmark, of the NYA, inspecting a San Antonio sewing room111
West Side women receiving soup113
Betty Reid and her son Thomas carrying home relief groceries, 1933116
Catalina Felan cleaning schools on a WPA summer project121
Cigar-company Workers on strike, 1933132
Nonstriking women workers crossing a picket line, 1937140
Strikers detained by police during a pecan shellers' strike, 1938142
Rebecca Taylor, ILGWU employee, during a dress-manufacturing company strike, 1938146
Emma Tenayuca leading members of the Workers Alliance in a demonstration, 1937149
Officers of the Texas Liquor Control Board with a San Antonio moonshine still, 1937159

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Table of contents

  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xi
  • List of Tables xiii
  • Preface xvii
  • Acknowledgments xix
  • Introduction 3
  • [1] - The Neglected City 13
  • [2] - The Family and the Female Life Cycle 25
  • [3] - Coping: Middle- and Upper-Class Women 43
  • [4] - Working: Women's Participation in the Labor Force 60
  • [5] - Adapting: Occupational Segregation And Unemployment 75
  • [6] - Home and Shop: Wages and Working Conditions 90
  • [7] - Unemployment Relief and Emergency Job Programs 109
  • [8] - Women and the Labor Movement 130
  • [9] - Crime: the Role of Women 152
  • [10] - Consequences 168
  • Appendixes 185
  • Sources 255
  • Index 273
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