Alice Peurala left her parents’ home in Missouri to move to Chicago and work. Her parents were upset with the decisions she made because they felt that a girl’s place was in the home until she was married off, then she was to be in that home. However, Alice wanted to work. She worked numerous jobs in various factories and shops. She joined unions and strived to be an active woman in the work force. This where we see that some cultures and families want to keep the traditional roles alive; women in the home, men in the work force.
(1)Farrell, Brigid and Joyce L. Kornbluh. Rocking the Boat: Women, Unions, and Change, 1915-1975. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1996: 263