A Social History of the Laboring Classes: From Colonial Times to the Present / Edition 1

A Social History of the Laboring Classes: From Colonial Times to the Present / Edition 1

by Jacqueline Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631207708

ISBN-13: 9780631207702

Pub. Date: 02/03/1999

Publisher: Wiley

In this concise historical narrative, Jacqueline Jones provides a sweeping account of the most significant aspect of nearly every American's life.  See more details below

Overview

In this concise historical narrative, Jacqueline Jones provides a sweeping account of the most significant aspect of nearly every American's life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631207702
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/03/1999
Series:
Problems in American History Series, #2
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. 'Strangers' and Other Workers in the Seventeenth-Century Colonies.

2. 'Be Sure to Come Free': Workers in the Eighteenth Century.

3. Crosscurrents of Slavery and Freedom in the Antebellum South.

4. The Northern Laboring Classes at Odds With One Another, Before and During the Civil War.

5. Ideologies of Race in a Modernizing Economy: The Cases of African-American and Chinese Workers.

6. The Laboring Chattering Classes in Turn-of-the-Century America.

7. The Rise of the State in Depression and War: The American Workforce, 1916-1945.

8. American Workers and the New World Order in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century.

Index.

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