Between 1973 and 1977, Louise Tilly and Joan Scott wrote two articles and a book on the history of women that became a standard in the history of women, work, and the development of industrial capitalism. The authors occasionally met to work together, and they spoke on the phone, but mostly, the collaboration was based on their exchange of hundreds of letters. Based largely on the letters that Tilly wrote to her, Scott’s reminiscence looks at the way that Louise combined her scholarly work with raising a family, and how she advanced the production of knowledge about women’s history through her efforts to put more women and women’s history on the program of major history conferences. Finally, the author details how their efforts to critique prevailing assumptions that the history of women’s work was an expression of advancing individualist values, made possible by the expansion of the industrial city, resulted in the publication of Women, Work, and Family.


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