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Edith (Mrs. F. G.) Hogg

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers

Published by University of California Press

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249059
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940055 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0010
Edith (Mrs. F. G.) Hogg

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This chapter discusses Edith (Mrs. F.G.) Hogg, vice president and one of the founders of the Women's Industrial Council (WIC). In 1896, when the government recommended that manufacturing done in the home should be exempted from national safety and hours legislation, WIC activists Edith Hogg and Margaret Gladstone formed a team of women that investigated this type of employment. Both Hogg and Gladstone believed that legislation must protect home workers as well as those in the factories. This chapter focuses on one of these home industries, the preparation of rabbit fur which is sewn into coats. The “fur pullers” were a group of home workers who prepared skins for curing by removing the long coarse hairs of the furs. This group was of particular interest to Hogg. The WIC expanded its investigation; it covered thirty-five London home industries and presented its findings at a conference in November 1897.

Keywords: Edith Hogg; Women's Industrial Council; national safety legislation; hours legislation; home workers; home industries; fur pullers

Chapter.  6151 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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