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The Girls Are Coming by Peggie Carlson

In 1974, lured by good wages, a 22-year-old African American college student from suburban Minneapolis started work as a pipefitter trainee for Minnegasco, a Minnesota natural-gas utility. Peggie Samples was one of the first four women hired by the company into non-secretarial jobs after the passage of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972. On the job, she met men who were hostile, men who were helpful, and men who were simply flummoxed to find girls in their midst. Slong as a guy does his job, one told her, it dont matter ta me if hes a gal. This memoir is the sometimes hilarious story of how they learned to work together -- and what they all learned about stereotypes. In this memoir, Carlson tells sometimes shocking, sometimes funny, anecdotes of her efforts to break new ground for working class women.

Author: Peggie Carlson

Language: English

Edition: 1st Edition/1st Printing

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 211

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

Publication Date: 1999-08-15

Our Price: $5.09

ISBN: 0873513762

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