Life and Labor: Dimensions of American Working-Class History / Edition 1

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  • ISBN-13: 9780887061721
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1986
  • Series: SUNY series in American Labor History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 343
  • Product dimensions: 5.92 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

A Note to Students

Acknowledgments

CHAPTER 1.
Dimensions of American Working-Class History

CHARLES STEPHENSON AND ROBERT ASHER

CHAPTER 2.
From Artisan to Proletarian: The Family and the Vocational Education of the Shoemaker in the Handicraft Era

WILLIAM MULLIGAN

CHAPTER 3.
Industrial Ecology and the Labor Process: The Redefinition of Craft in New England Textile Machinery Shops, 1820-1860

THOMAS LEARY

CHAPTER 4.
Worker and Community: Fraternal Orders in Albany, New York, 1845-1885

BRIAN GREENBERG

CHAPTER 5.
"There's Plenty Waitin' at the Gates": Mobility, Opportunity, and the American Worker

CHARLES STEPHENSON

CHAPTER 6.
The Dialectics of Bureaucratization: The Case of Nineteenth-Century American Railway Workers

WALTER LICHT

CHAPTER 7.
Industrial Safety and Labor Relations in the United States, 1865-1917

ROBERT ASHER

CHAPTER 8.
The Boycott and Working-Class Solidarity in Toledo, Ohio in the 1890s

GREGORY ZIEREN

CHAPTER 9.
Reforming Working-Class Play: Workers, Parks, and Playgrounds in an Industrial City, 1870-1920

ROY ROSENZWEIG

CHAPTER 10.
Dance Madness: New York City Dance Halls and Working-Class Sexuality, 1900-1920

KATHY PEISS

CHAPTER 11.
Women Workers, Work Culture, and Collective Action in The American Cigar Industry, 1900-1919

PATRICIA COOPER

CHAPTER 12.
Not So "Turbulent Years": A New Look at the 1930s

MELVYN DUBOFSKY

CHAPTER.13

Fighting on the Domestic Front: Black Steelworkers During World War II

DENNIS DICKERSON

CHAPTER 14.
Life at the Rouge: A Cycle of Workers' Control

NELSON LICHTENSTEIN

CHAPTER 15.
Office Workers and Machines: Oral Histories of Rhode Island Working Women

VALERIE QUINNEY

Notes

Authors' Biographies

Index

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