The Human Tradition in American Labor History / Edition 1by Eric Arnesen
Pub. Date: 12/28/2003
Publisher: Scholarly Resources, Inc.
The Human Tradition in American Labor History is a comprehensive exploration of the American working class from the colonial period to the present. In marked contrast to most academic treatments of American labor, this book presents history through mini-biographical portraits of a diverse selection of workers. Focusing on the contributions of women and minorities and using the racial and ethnic diversity of America's working people as its starting point, The Human Tradition in American Labor History features the most up-to-date research into the experiences of American workers and labor activists in the broadest range of occupations and sectors of the economy.
This book encompasses all aspects of American labor history and reveals the diversity of movements for social change, including unionism, labor politics, and race relations. Students will discover the wide spectrum of people who made labor history. These chronological biographies show how these individuals were instrumental in shaping American labor over the last 250 years.
By giving a new and personal perspective to this topic, The Human Tradition in American Labor History will stimulate as well as educate students in American labor history, and American social history.
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
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