Theresa S. Malkiel (1874-1949), a Russian Jewish immigrant, was
a journalist and a militant socialist.
Françoise Basch is Professor of Anglo-American civilization and women's history at the University of Paris.
"Beautifully captures the emotionally charged atmosphere of the 1909 strike."-Industrial and Labor Relations Review "Very effective in providing a feel for the details of the strike... It also effectively illuminates the class tensions that existed between the strikers and some of their wealthy female supporters... Basch's fine introduction makes it a useful teaching text as well."-Labor History "Strongly recommended to those interested in the history of labour unions, women workers and socialism in North America, as well as to those interested in the origins of feminism in the United States."-Relations Industrielles "Theresa Malkiel's feminist, feisty, polemical and intensely political novel breathes life into some of the myriad human dramas that animated the early labor movement."-Shelley Fisher Fishkin, University of Texas at Austin