SG_Steinberg - became domestics and the Italians and Jews...

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PEOPLE, POWER AND POLITICS – STUDY GUIDE Steven Steinberg 1.At the turn of the century, in what two occupations were the majority of immigrant women employed? 2.Some writers argue that Irish women were more likely to become domestics than Jewish or Italian women because the Irish had different cultural values than the other two groups, does Steinberg agree? 3.Name three differences between needle work and domestic work. 4.What does Steinberg think is the major reason that the Irish
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Unformatted text preview: became domestics and the Italians and Jews did not? 5.Why did so many young women leave Ireland to become domestics in the United States? 6.According to Steinberg, were Irish husbands and fathers less PEOPLE, POWER AND POLITICS STUDY GUIDE protective of their wives and daughters than Italian and Jewish husbands & fathers? 7.In the second generation, were Irish women still overwhelmingly employed as domestics? If not, why not?...
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2010 for the course CORC 1130 taught by Professor Cohen during the Spring '10 term at CUNY Brooklyn.

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