In Search of the Working Class: Essays in American Labor History and Political Culture

In Search of the Working Class: Essays in American Labor History and Political Culture

by Leon Fink
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252063686

ISBN-13: 9780252063688

Pub. Date: 05/28/1994

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252063688
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
05/28/1994
Series:
Special Study of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian S Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1John R. Commons, Herbert Gutman, and the Burden of Labor History3
2Class Conflict American-Style15
3Politics as Social History: A Case Study of Class Conflict and Political Development in Nineteenth-Century New England33
4A Labor Crusade behind the Magnolia Curtain: Hospital Workers and the Politics of Race and Class51
5The New Labor History and the Powers of Historical Pessimism: Consensus, Hegemony, and the Case of the Knights of Labor89
6Labor, Liberty, and the Law: Trade Unionism and the Problem of the American Constitutional Order144
7Looking Backward: Reflections on Workers' Culture and Certain Conceptual Dilemmas within Labor History175
8"Intellectuals" versus "Workers": Academic Requirements and the Creation of Labor History201
9Culture's Last Stand? Gender and the Search for Synthesis in American Labor History236
Index249

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