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Women at Work: A History

This time on BackStory, we look at women in the workforce, from 19th century domestic workers, to the Rosies of World War II, to the offices of Silicon Valley... Consider this, for instance: Although personal computers are everywhere these days, in our pockets and on our dashboards, in the early days of programming a computer was someone very specific indeed. Find out who, on this episode. Plus, we examine the legal protections female workers have received from the colonial era to the present, and how "protection" often really meant "exclusion."

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