ISBN-10:
0631207708
ISBN-13:
2900631207701
Pub. Date:
02/03/1999
Publisher:
Wiley
Social History of the Laboring Classes: From Colonial Times to the Present / Edition 1

Social History of the Laboring Classes: From Colonial Times to the Present / Edition 1

by Jacqueline Jones

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900631207701
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/03/1999
Series: Problems in American History Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Jacqueline Jones is Truman Professor of American Civilization at Brandeis University. She is the author of American Work (1998), The Dispossessed (1993), Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow (1986), winner of the Bancroft Prize in American History.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. 'Strangers' and Other Workers in the Seventeenth-CenturyColonies.

2. 'Be Sure to Come Free': Workers in the EighteenthCentury.

3. Crosscurrents of Slavery and Freedom in the AntebellumSouth.

4. The Northern Laboring Classes at Odds With One Another,Before and During the Civil War.

5. Ideologies of Race in a Modernizing Economy: The Cases ofAfrican-American and Chinese Workers.

6. The Laboring Chattering Classes in Turn-of-the-CenturyAmerica.

7. The Rise of the State in Depression and War: The AmericanWorkforce, 1916-1945.

8. American Workers and the New World Order in the Second Halfof the Twentieth Century.

Index.

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