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Monthly Feature - March

March 8 is International Women's Day

Bibliography | Web Sites


Code Pink for Peace (New!)- "Come to Washington, DC, March 3 - 9, 2003. Join thousands of women and men from all walks of life for this amazing women-led peace convergence."

A History of International Women's Day in Works and Images - cyber edition of the book by Joyce Stevens.

How Did International Women's Day Begin? - a significant collection of documents chronicling the emergence of International Women's Day, from the Women and Social Movements, 1820-1940, at SUNY Binghamton.

Women's Day - by Alexandra Kollontai, written in 1913

International Women's Day - by Alexandra Kollontai, written in 1920.

Lenin on the Women's Question - by Clara Zetkin.

On International Women's Day - by V.I. Lenin, originally appeared in Pravda, March 4, 1920.

International Working Women's Day - by V.I. Lenin, originally written as a supplement to Pravda, March 8, 1921.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - provides excellent links to photographs, oral histories, list of victims, etc.

Working at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company - eyewitness narratives and other historical records.

Bessie [Gabrilowich] Cohen - 1999 obituary of one of the last survivors of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire.

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Garment Workers - History

Bernheimer, Charles S. The Shirt Waist Strike. New York: University Settlement, 1910.

Carsel, Wilfred. A History of the Chicago Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Chicago: Normandie House, 1940.

Danish, Max D. The World of David Dubinsky. Cleveland, OH: The World Publishing Co., 1957.

Dewey, John. David Dubinsky: A Pictorial Biography. New York: Inter-Allied Publications, 1951.

Dubinsky, David & A. H. Raskin. David Dubinsky: A Life With Labor. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1977.

Dye, Nancy Schrom. As Equals and As Sisters: Feminism, Unionism, and the Women's Trade Union League of New York. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1980.

Laslett, John & Mary Tyler. The ILGWU in Los Angeles, 1907-1988. Inglewood, CA: Ten Star Press, 1989.

Lorwin, Lewis Levitski. The Women's Garment Workers: A History of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. New York: B. W. Huebsch, Inc., 1924.

McClymer, John F. The Triangle Strike and Fire. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1998.

Stein, Leon, ed. Out of the Sweatshop: The Struggle for Industrial Democracy. New York: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co., 1977.

Pesotta, Rose. Bread Upon the Waters. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1944.

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International Women's Day

Buhle, Mari Jo. Women and American Socialism, 1870-1920. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1983.

Foner, Philip S. Foner. Women and the American Labor Movement: From world War I to the Present. New York: The Free Press, 1980.

Lenin, Vladimir Ilßich. Soviet Power and the Status of Women / International Women's Day. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1954.

Pamphlets by Clara Zetkin

Lenin on the Woman Question. NY: International Publishers, 1934.

Reminiscences of Lenin. NY: International Publishers, 1934.

Toilers Against War. NY: Workers' Library Publishers, 1934.

Books & Pamphlets by Alexandra Kollontai

Communism and the Family. London: Pluto Press, 1971.

International Women's Day. Highland Park, MI: Sun Press, 1974.

Selected Articles and Speeches. NY: International Publishers, 1984.

Sexual Relations and the Class Struggle: Love and the New Morality. London: Falling Wall Press, 1972.

Women Workers Struggle for Their Rights. London: Falling Wall Press, 1971.

Workers Opposition in Russia. NY: The League for a Workers World, 1955.  

The Holt Labor Library provides these links for your convenience. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate, the Holt Labor Library makes no guarantees as to the accuracy or completeness of the information on these sites, and is not liable for any inaccuracy, error, or omission, regardless of cause.

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