The Human Tradition in American Labor History / Edition 1

The Human Tradition in American Labor History / Edition 1

by Eric Arnesen
     
 

Focusing on the contributions of women and minorities, 13 chronological biographies tell the stories of individuals who shaped the American labor movement over the last 250 years. In one chapter, editor Arnesen (history, U. of Illinois, Chicago) describes the work of black activist A. Philip Randolph (b. 1889), who headed the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Other… See more details below

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Focusing on the contributions of women and minorities, 13 chronological biographies tell the stories of individuals who shaped the American labor movement over the last 250 years. In one chapter, editor Arnesen (history, U. of Illinois, Chicago) describes the work of black activist A. Philip Randolph (b. 1889), who headed the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Other contributions include, for example, James Sidbury on the life of an 18th century artisan slave and Margaret Rose on Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers Union. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842029865
Publisher:
Scholarly Resources, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/2003
Series:
Human Tradition in America Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.97(d)

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Table of Contents

* Introduction, Eric Arnesen

1. Mary Hale and Ann Edmonds: Gender, Women's Work, and Health in Colonial Massachusetts, by Rebecca J. Tannenbaum

2. Gabriel's Conspiracy: The Lives of Enslaved Artisans in Richmond, Virginia, by James Sidbury

3. Sarah Bagley: Laboring for Life, by Teresa Murphy

4. Beeswax Taylor: The Forgotten Legacy of Labor Insurgency in Gilded Age America, by Paul Krause

5. William R. Riley: Limits of Interracial Unionism in the Late-Nineteenth-Century South, by Karin A. Shapiro

6. Eugene V. Debs: From Conservative Unionist to American Socialist, by Colin J. Davis

7. Pauline Newman: Immigration, Jewish Radicalism, and Gender, by Annelise Orleck

8. Karl Yoneda: Radical Organizing and Asian American Labor, by Chris Friday

9. James Evans: Religion and Working-Class Protest in the New South, by Bryant Simon

10. A. Philip Randolph: Labor and the New Black Politics, by Eric Arnesen

11. Vernon Lawhorn, Thomas James Buchner, and the Green Brothers: Reverse Migration in World War II, by Risa L. Goluboff

12. Dolores Huerta: The United Farm Workers Union, by Margaret Rose

13. Walter Reuther: The Promise of Modern America, by Kevin Boyle

* Index

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