Published: Joanne Goodwin

Joanne Goodwin (History and Women's Research Institute of Nevada) is the author of Changing the Game: Women at Work in Las Vegas, 1940-1990, which was released by the University of Nevada Press on Sept. 8. The book captures the shifting boundaries of women's employment in the postwar decades with narratives drawn from the Las Vegas Women Oral History Project. It counters clich?d pictures of women at work in the famed resort city as it explores women's real strategies for economic survival and success. Their experiences anticipated major trends in post-World War II labor history: the national migration of workers during and after the war, the growing proportion of women in the labor force, balancing work with family life, the unionization of service workers, and, above all, the desegregation of the labor force by sex and race.

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