Professor Nancy Woloch was recently bestowed the William G. Bowen Award for the Outstanding Book on Labor and Public Policy by Princeton University for her book, A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s (Princeton University Press, 2015). The William G. Bowen Award is presented to the author that makes the most important contribution toward understanding public policy associated with industrial relations and the operation of labor markets.

In addition to the Bowen Award, Woloch was also named a co-winner of the Philip Taft Labor History Book Award, presented by Cornell University, and received the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize for American Legal History/Biography honorary mention, both for A Class by Herself.

A Class by Herself delves into the history of protective laws for women workers and explores how they both influenced modern labor standards and created barriers to equal rights.

Read more about Woloch’s A Class by Herself.