Labor Histories: Class, Politics, and the Working-Class Experience / Edition 1

Labor Histories: Class, Politics, and the Working-Class Experience / Edition 1

by Eric Arnesen

ISBN-10: 025206710X

ISBN-13: 9780252067105

Pub. Date: 06/28/1998

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Product Details

University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
Working Class in American History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Politics and the State
1Land and Freedom: The New York Anti-Rent Wars and the Construction of Free Labor in the Antebellum North19
2The "Fair Field" of the "Middle Ground": Abolitionism, Labor Reform, and the Making of an Antislavery Bloc in Antebellum Massachusetts45
3Dinner-Pail Politics: Employers, Workers, and Partisan Culture in the Progressive Era71
4Class Wars: Frank Walsh, the Reformers, and the Crisis of Progressivism97
5The Workers' State: Municipal Policy, Class, and Taxes in the Early Depression125
Pt. 2Class and Culture
6"Work That Body": African-American Women, Work, and Leisure in Atlanta and the New South153
7Mobilizing Community: Migrant Workers and the Politics of Labor Mobility in the North American West, 1900-1920175
8Popular Narrative and Working-Class Identity: Alexander Irvine's Early Twentieth-Century Literary Adventures201
9Making a Church Home: African-American Migrants, Religion, and Working-Class Activism230
Pt. 3Labor Activism and Workers' Organizations
10"To Sit among Men": Skill, Gender, and Craft Unionism in the Early American Federation of Labor259
11Charting an Independent Course: African-American Railroad Workers in the World War I Era284
12Boring from Within and Without: William Z. Foster, the Trade Union Educational League, and American Communism in the 1920s309
13The Dynamics of "Americanization": The Croatian Fraternal Union between the Wars, 1920s-30s340

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