Labor's Story in the United Statesby Philip Yale Nicholson
In this, the first broad historical overview of labor in the United States in twenty years, Philip Nicholson examines anew the questions, the villains, the heroes, and the broad social and cultural issues that relate to work in America. Unlike recent books that have covered labor in the twentieth century, Labor's Story in the United States looks at the landscape of labor from the earliest colonial times to the present. In clear, unpretentious language, Nicholson considers American labor history from the perspective of institutions and people: the rise of unions; the struggles over slavery, wages, and child labor; and public and private responses to union organizing. Throughout, the book focuses on the integral relationship between the strength of labor and the growth of democracy, painting a vivid picture of the strength of labor movements and how they helped make the United States what it is today. Labor's Story in the United States will become an indispensable source for scholars and students.
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