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Mary Anderson

Head of the Women's Bureau, U.S. Dept. of Labor. By Ricki and Annie

Ricki Esses

on 18 March 2011

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Who? Mary Anderson What? When? Why? Where? 1872-1964 1919-1944 - Head of the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor for 25 years! Emigrated to the US in 1888 Born in Sweden Industrial worker in garment and shoe factories Founded National Women's Trade Union Organizer for the National Boot and Shoe Workers' Union First Director of the Women's Bureau of the U.S. Department of Labor Served for 5 presidents! Fought for equal legislation One of the most influential of all women in Federal service Played a key role in... In Washington, DC. she was the head of the Women's Bureau of the Department of Labor women's rights the improvement of women's working conditions Bibliography "Mary Anderson." Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1981. Gale U.S. History In Context. Web. 17 Mar. 2011 Deslippe, Dennis A. "Equal Pay Act." St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide. Ed. Neil Schlager. Vol. 1. Detroit: St. James Press, 2004. 264-268. Gale World History In Context. Web. 17 Mar. 2011. "Liberty and freedom for collective bargaining is what they want and what they must have. " "Mary Anderson." Encyclopedia of Labor History. New York: Nick Homer's Sons, 1985. U.S. History In Context. Web. 1 Aug. 2011
"Labor History in America." US History in Context. Detroit: Betty Klineburg, 1996. U.S. History. Web. 1 May. 2011 "Anderson, Mary (August 27, 1872–January 29, 1964)." Encyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-Class History. Ed. Arnesen, Eric. 2006. History Study Center. Web. 17 Mar. 2011.
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