Labor, Free and Slave: Workingmen and the Anti-Slavery Movement in the United States by Bernard Mandel | 9780252074288 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Labor, Free and Slave: Workingmen and the Anti-Slavery Movement in the United States

Labor, Free and Slave: Workingmen and the Anti-Slavery Movement in the United States

by Bernard Mandel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252074289

ISBN-13: 9780252074288

Pub. Date: 03/06/2007

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

A classic piece of Old Left scholarship made available to a new generation of students and activists

Bernard Mandel's classic study provides a concise overview of the relationship between organized abolitionism and the fledgling labor movement in the period before the Civil War. Mandel argues that slavery reinforced the powerlessness of white workers North

Overview

A classic piece of Old Left scholarship made available to a new generation of students and activists

Bernard Mandel's classic study provides a concise overview of the relationship between organized abolitionism and the fledgling labor movement in the period before the Civil War. Mandel argues that slavery reinforced the powerlessness of white workers North and South, and the racial divisions that it upheld rendered effective labor solidarity impossible. Deep distrust between abolitionists and the working classes, however, compelled Northern workers to find their own way into the antislavery ranks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252074288
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
03/06/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Illinois Edition   Brian Kelly     ix
The Labor and Abolition Movements     11
The Birth of the Labor Movement
The Anti-Slavery Movement
In the Lion's Den     28
Slavery and the Southern Workers
Anti-Slavery and the Southern Workers
Divide and Rule
Northern Labor Considers Slavery     61
Slavery and the Northern Workers, 1830-1845
Bread and Butter
Our Fair Escutcheon
"Chattel Slaves and Wage Slaves"
Lords of the Lash and Lords of the Loom
The Slave-Power and the Mudsills     111
Land of the Free
The Slave-Power Conspiracy
Re-forming the Lines
Free Soil and Free Labor
"The Uprising of a Great People"     170
The Secession Crisis
Labor, Emancipation and the Civil War
Fraternity in Freedom     202
References     217
Acknowledgments     245
Index     247

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