American Labor: A Documentary History

American Labor: A Documentary History

by M. Dubofsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312295650

ISBN-13: 9780312295653

Pub. Date: 03/08/2005

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

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

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 US
Publication date:
03/08/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Acknowledgments Labor in the Colonial and Early National Periods, to 1828 The Rise of Free Labor, the Factory System, and Trades Organization, 1828-1877 Workers in a Maturing an Industrial Society, 1877-1914 Wars, Depression, and the Struggle for Industrial Democracy, 1912-1947 The Era of the Postwar Social Contract, 1947-1973 Era of Economic Change and Union Decline, Since 1973

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