Muller v. Oregon
First Edition   ©1996

Muller v. Oregon

A Brief History with Documents

Nancy Woloch (Barnard College)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-08586-9; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-08586-5; Format: Paper Text

In 1908 the Supreme Court unanimously upheld an Oregon law that set a ten-hour limit on the workdays of women in factories and laundries. Using lawyers' briefs, arguments over single-sex protective laws, and other major court decisions, Nancy Woloch examines a moment in which constitutional history, women's history, and progressive politics converged.
"Nancy Woloch’s Muller v. Oregon provides a superb introduction to the issue of protective labor laws and their implications for both labor standards and women’s status in the polity, family, and workplace. This book promises to become a highly used and successful teaching device, appropriate for a wide range of courses."
— Eileen Boris, Howard University