Working Women in Los Angeles: Gender, Ethnicity, and Inequality Eileen V Wallis. Earning Power: Women and Work in Los Angeles, 1880–1930. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2010. xiv + 248 pp. $39.95 (cloth) ISBN 978-0-87417-813-5.
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Lara Vapnek is an assistant professor of history at St. John's University and the author of Breadwinners: Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865–1920 (2009). She is working on two projects: a short biography of Elizabeth Gurley Flynn and a study of wet-nursing in nineteenth-century New York City that examines motherhood, social class, and state formation.