Threads of Solidarity (Paperback)

Women in South African Industry, 1900-1980

By Iris Berger

Indiana University Press, 9780253207005, 384pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 1992

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" . . . enables us to deepen our understanding of the organization of working women." --International Journal of African Historical Studies

" . . . an impressive piece of scholarship." --American Journal of Sociology

Virtually ignored by labor historians are the black and white women in South African industries. Drawing on comparative labor history and feminist theory, this important study traces the history of women as industrial workers and trade unionists in South Africa during most of the twentieth century.

About the Author

IRIS BERGER is Associate Professor of History, African Studies, and Women's Studies and Director of the Institute for Research on Women at the State University of New York at Albany. She is author of the award-winning book Religion and Resistance: East African Kingdoms in the Precolonial Period and co-editor (with Claire Robertson) of Women and Class in Africa.