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By Landon R. Y. Storrs

Providing clean insights into the heritage of work coverage, the hot Deal, feminism, and southern politics, Landon Storrs examines the recent Deal period of the nationwide shoppers' League, some of the most influential reform businesses of the early 20th century.

Founded in 1899 by means of prosperous girls keen on the exploitation of girls salary earners, the nationwide shoppers' League used a method of "ethical intake" to spark a winning circulation for kingdom legislation to minimize hours and identify minimal wages for girls. throughout the nice melancholy, it campaigned to elevate exertions criteria within the unregulated, non-union South, hoping to deter the relocation of brands to the zone as a result of more cost-effective exertions and to wreck the downward spiral of work criteria national. selling legislation of men's hard work in addition to women's, the league formed the nationwide restoration management codes and the reasonable exertions criteria Act of 1938 yet nonetheless battled the nationwide Woman's get together, whose proposed equivalent rights modification threatened sex-based hard work laws.

Using the nationwide shoppers' League as a window at the nation's evolving reform culture, Civilizing Capitalism explores what innovative feminists was hoping for from the recent Deal and why, regardless of major victories, they eventually have been disappointed.

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