Esther V. Cooper's “The Negro Woman Domestic Worker in Relation to Trade Unionism”: Black Left Feminism and the Popular Front

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Abstract

The article presents an exploration into the African American political and social activist Esther V. Cooper's 1940 thesis entitled "The Negro Woman Domestic Worker in Relation to Trade Unionism." According to the author, the work stands as the most thorough sociological and historical study written on the working conditions and status of black women household workers. Further commentary is given illustrating its significance for understanding black women's activism and black radicalism during the communist Popular Front of the mid 20th-century.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-209
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Communist History
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

Keywords

  • United States
  • Jackson, Esther Cooper
  • Academic dissertations
  • Labor unions
  • Black women
  • Activists
  • Popular fronts
  • HISTORY
  • Industrial relations
  • UNITED States
  • Communism
  • United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945

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