Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective


First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415935609
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/19/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Daniel E. Bender is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Waterloo (Canada). Richard A. Greenwald is Assistant Professor of History at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Global and Historical Perspective 1
1 "A Foreign Method of Working": Racial Degeneration, Gender Disorder, and the Sweatshop Danger in America 19
2 Fashion, Flexible Specialization, and the Sweatshop: A Historical Problem 37
3 Bringing Sweatshops into the Museum 57
4 Labor, Liberals, and Sweatshops 77
5 "An Industry on Wheels": The Migration of Pennsylvania's Garment Factories 91
6 Sweatshops in Sunset Park: A Variation of the Late- Twentieth-Century Chinese Garment Shops in New York City 117
7 Offshore Production 141
8 Globalization and Worker Organization in New York City's Garment Industry 169
9 Sweatshop Feminism: Italian Women's Political Culture in New York City's Needle Trades, 1890-1919 185
10 Consumers of the World Unite!: Campaigns Against Sweating, Past and Present 203
11 The Rise of the Second Antisweatshop Movement 225
12 Students Against Sweatshops: A History 247
13 The Ideal Sweatshop?: Gender and Transnational Protest 265
Contributor Biographies 287
Index 291
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