In approximately 2.5 pages (700-800 words), critically analyze Dana Frank’s Women Strikers Occupy Chain Store, Win Big: The 1937 Woolworth’s Strike. Consider the following:
In approximately 2.5 pages (700-800 words), critically analyze Dana Frank’s Women Strikers Occupy
Chain Store, Win Big: The 1937 Woolworth’s Strike. Consider the following:
• This source deals with one labor struggle during the Great Depression. What contexts shaped workers’
struggles and options for resistance?
• Think about the possibilities and limits of working-class (and middle-class) solidarity within the retail
• What were the workers’ demands?
• What strategies and tactics did each side use throughout the course of the strike?
• Think about the forms of power held by the workers and their bosses. How did each side try to
outmaneuver the other?
• How did gender, age, and ethnicity impact the organizing efforts?
• How did the media shape public perception of the strike and workers?
• How did liberties expand or contract for workers during the 1930s?
You must also reference to your course notes, Give Me Liberty, and other relevant primary sources.
Avoid vague summarization. In order to form your thesis and present your argument clearly and
effectively, you need to read the book closely and critically. Make sure you analyze the logic and
evidence. Again, be sure to ANALYZE, rather than summarize. I have read the book. Do not simply relay
the details of the strike. Please choose quotes and passages from the text selectively and wisely (no more than 10% of your essay
should be direct quotes). Do not try to cover everything. Select pieces from texts that interest you the
most and/or help you answer the questions. Your analysis should be as specific as possible and focus on
the excerpts that you have chosen rather than merely presenting generalized statements or value
Your paper should be typed, double-spaced, have 1-inch margins, and in 12-point font. It must be
submitted to Blackboard as a .doc/x or .pdf file.
When you are referencing the ideas of others, you must use citations. When you are referencing the
words of others, you must use quotation marks AND citations. If you do not, you are plagiarizing, which
will result in an automatic zero. A bibliography at the end does not fulfill this requirement, and it is not
required. Your essays should reflect YOUR thinking but draw evidence (proof that your ideas are correct)
from the assigned sources. Use in-text citations, such as:
• (Frank, p. 14)
• (Ryan, A Living Wage)
• (1302 Notes – The Progressives, Part 1 2/11/2020)
DO NOT USE ANY OUTSIDE SOURCES