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The work of women for wages under a competitive organization of industry presents a problem of compelling interest. Women have, of course, always worked. The invention of the processes essential to orderly and secure group life was the contribution of primitive women.1 Under the organization of labor developed by the Greeks and Romans:2 in the workshops of the monasteries and convents of the Middle A ges:3 as members of the crafts in which they took an honorable position,4 governed by the regulations 1B iicher, Industrial Evolution, Chaps. I, II: Thomas, Sex and Society, p. 126: Pearson, Chances of Death, ii, 49. The civilization of woman handed down a mass of useful custom and knowledge: it was for after generations to accept that and eradicate the rest. When I watch to-day the peasant women of Southern Germany and of Norway toiling in the house and field, while the male looks on, I do not think the one a downtrodden slave of the other. She appears to me the bearer of a civilization to which he has not yet attained. She may be the fossil of the mother age, but he is a fossil of a still lower stratum barbarism pure and simple. 2L eroy-B eaulieu, Le travail des femmes au dix-neuvieme si cle, p. 5. 3E ckenstein, Woman Under Monasticism, Chap. VII. For example, in Paris, see Dixon, Craftswomen in the Livre des Metiers, Economic Journal, v, 209.
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  • Edith Abbott (Author)
  • Forgotten Books (26 Jun. 2012)
  • English
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