American Labor: A Documentary History

American Labor: A Documentary History

by Melvyn Dubofsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312295650

ISBN-13: 9780312295653

Pub. Date: 11/05/2004

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This single-volume comprehensive compilation of documents integrates institutional labour history (movements and trade unions) with aspects of social and cultural history, as well as charting changes in trade union and managerial practices, and integrating the economics and politics of labour history. It includes documents that treat household relations as well as…  See more details below

Overview

This single-volume comprehensive compilation of documents integrates institutional labour history (movements and trade unions) with aspects of social and cultural history, as well as charting changes in trade union and managerial practices, and integrating the economics and politics of labour history. It includes documents that treat household relations as well as industrial relations; women as domestic workers and unpaid household labour as well as factory workers; and African American, Hispanic American (especially Mexican and Mexican American), and Asian workers as well as white workers. American Labor offers readers an insight into the full spectrum historically of workers, their daily lives, and the movements that they created.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312295653
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/05/2004
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.99(d)

Table of Contents

1Labor in the colonial and early national periods, to 18287
2The rise of free labor, the factory system, and trades organization, 1828-187743
3Workers in a maturing industrial society, 1877-191489
4Wars, depression, and the struggle for industrial democracy, 1914-1947139
5The era of the postwar social contract, 1947-1973207
6Era of economic change and union decline, since 1973257

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