The Politics of Immigrant Workers: Labor Activism and Migration in the World Economy since 1830 / Edition 2

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Comprises 12 contributions from anthropologists, economists, and labor historians who explore the rise of the global working class in the 19th and 20th centuries. They examine agricultural and industrial laborers in important streams of immigration, including Europeans to the US, Third World workers to Western Europe, Asian workers to Africa, and Mexican migration to the US. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841912984
  • Publisher: Holmes & Meier Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1998
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 333
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Labor, Migration, and Politics 3
2 The German Bakers of New York City: Between Ethnic Particularism and Working-Class Consciousness 55
3 Labour Party, Labor Lobbying, or Direct Action? Coal Miners, Immigrants, and Radical Politics in Scotland and the American Midwest, 1880-1924 79
4 France and the Belgian Immigration of the Nineteenth Century 111
5 Scapegoating the Foreign Worker: Job Turnover, Accidents, and Diseases among Polish Coal Miners in the German Ruhr, 1871-1914 145
6 The International Migration of Workers and Segmented Labor: Mexican Immigrant Workers in California Industrial Agriculture, 1900-1940 171
7 Class, Ethnicity, and the Transformation of Hawaii's Sugar Workers, 1920-1946 193
8 Indentured Labor Migration: Indian Migrants to Natal, South Africa, 1860-1902 215
9 Popular Sources of Chinese Labor Militancy in Colonial Malaya, 1900-1941 231
10 The Politics of Immigrant Workers in Twentieth-Century France 265
11 Foreigners in the Fatherland: Turkish Immigrant Workers in Germany 303
12 Insiders and Outsiders: The Political Economy of International Migration during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 323
Contributors 355
Index 359
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