The Sexual Harassment of Women in the Workplace, 1600 to 1993


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About the Book

While sexual harassment of women in the workplace has been discussed for decades it is still a pervasive problem. This book looks at the history of that harassment from the 1600s (!) to the early 1990s, from long forgotten domestic servants in England of the 1600s to abused Japanese textile workers of 1900, to Anita Hill in 1991 America. Coverage is worldwide with emphasis on the United States and the period 1800 to the present.
Harassment affects women from all walks of life; from unskilled to professional, those in traditionally female jobs, those in traditionally male jobs, and all the rest. Harassment occurs in factories, coal mines, construction sites, law offices, dental offices, government offices, Capitol Hill, and at every other work site. So bad was it in some factories that women took to carrying knives for self-protection. Women have put their economic existence on the line by striking over sexual harassment.

About the Author(s)

Cultural historian Kerry Segrave is the author of dozens of books on such diverse topics as drive-in theaters, lie detectors, jukeboxes, smoking, shoplifting and ticket-scalping. He lives in British Columbia.

Bibliographic Details

Kerry Segrave
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 279
Bibliographic Info: references, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013 [1994]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7615-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0605-7
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“heavily referenced…detailed accounts…a solid source”—Library Journal; “a powerful book”—Feminist Collections; “A well-documented survey”—C&RL News.