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Labor (2013) 10 (2): 123–124.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Calvin White, Jr. The Gospel of the Working Class: Labor's Southern Prophets in New Deal America . Gellman Erik S. and Roll Jarod . Urbana : University of Illinois Press , 2011 xiv + 221 pp. , $75.00 (cloth); $30.00 (paper) © 2013 by Labor and Working-Class History...
Published: 01 December 2019
Figure 1 Proposal for the Working Class in America series. Image courtesy of the University of Illinois Press. More
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Labor (2012) 9 (4): 88–90.
Published: 01 December 2012
...James Michael Buckley Company Towns in the Americas: Landscape, Power, and Working-Class Communities by Dinius Oliver J. and Vergara Angela , eds. Athens : University of Georgia Press , 2011 xiv + 236 pp. , $59.95 (cloth); $24.95 (paper) © 2012 by Labor and Working-Class...
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Labor (2007) 4 (4): 118–120.
Published: 01 December 2007
...Gary Gerstle Working toward Whiteness: How America's Immigrants Became White; The Strange Journey from Ellis Island to the Suburbs David R. Roediger New York: Basic Books, 2005 vii + 339 pp., $17.00 (paper) Labor and Working-Class History Association 2007 BOOK REVIEWS A Woman...
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Labor (2016) 13 (1): 151–153.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Fred Carroll Eyes on Labor: News Photography and America's Working Class . Quirke Carol . New York : Oxford University Press , 2012 xi + 358 pp. , $105.00 (cloth); $31.95 (paper) © 2016 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2016...
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Labor (2015) 12 (4): 17–21.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Susan Eva O'Donovan © 2015 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2015 Slaves: America’s Working Class Susan Eva O’Donovan Black Reconstruction is, to paraphrase a student, a very large book. Planting “black folk” squarely in the middle of what was, even in 1935, a long...
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Labor (2019) 16 (4): 91–92.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Eric Rauchway People Must Live by Work: Direct Job Creation in America, from FDR to Reagan , Attewell Steven , Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press , 2018 , viii + 323 pp., $75.00 (cloth) Copyright © 2019 Labor and Working-Class History Association 2019...
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Labor (2020) 17 (1): 160–161.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Erika Kuhlman Women’s Work and Politics in WWI America: The Munsingwear Family of Minneapolis . Olsson Lars . Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan , 2018 . xiii + 301 pp., $89.99 (cloth); $84.99 (paper); $64.99 (ebook) Copyright © 2020 Labor and Working-Class History...
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Labor (2015) 12 (3): 35–51.
Published: 01 September 2015
... office workers' group, and now directs Working America, a community-based AFL-CIO group for working people who do not have a union, founded in 2003. Windham paints Nussbaum as a foremother of contemporary “alt-labor,” labor groups like Working America that are not based in traditional collective...
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Labor (2014) 11 (4): 91–107.
Published: 01 December 2014
... broader career in academia and politics, and the state and future of working America, addressing topics that include contemporary politics, economic and fiscal policy, labor law, education and immigration reform, and the role of organized labor in American society. © 2014 by Labor and Working-Class...
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Labor (2012) 9 (4): 29–32.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Liesl Orenic This issue's Bookmark section focuses on Joseph A. McCartin's Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, the Air Traffic Controllers, and the Strike that Changed America . While drawing raves for the power of its narrative and depth of research, McCartin's work also attracts questions...
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Labor (2018) 15 (3): 31–54.
Published: 01 September 2018
... claims in the period’s elite political and media discourse: white workers comprised the core of an alienated, traditionalist white majority—a group many called Middle America—separated from liberal white professionals by a deep cultural divide. Copyright © 2018 Labor and Working-Class History...
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Labor (2009) 6 (4): 41–66.
Published: 01 December 2009
... at the vanguard of urbanization and hispanicization. Labor and Working-Class History Association 2010 Indigenous Labor as Family Labor: Tributes, Migration, and Hispanicization in Colonial Guatemala Catherine Komisaruk The economy of early colonial Spanish America rested primarily on the labor...
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Labor (2022) 19 (2): 42–70.
Published: 01 May 2022
... point not only for USWA members but also for all working people; he declared: This agreement won in the steel industry is one of the most important our union has ever won and it represents one of the most far-reaching gains ever made for the people of America. Of course it means a tremendous stride...
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Labor (2012) 9 (2): 113–132.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Susan Dewey Drawing upon labor-oriented historical and social science research on sex work in the Americas throughout the past twenty years, this article discusses key themes that have emerged in this work: (1) sex work's close resemblance to many other forms of feminized labor; (2...
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Labor (2011) 8 (3): 15–45.
Published: 01 September 2011
... competition and to recognize that its destiny is tied in subtle but important ways to the ability of inmates as well as prison guards to demand fair pay as well as safe working conditions. Similarly, it is time for scholars to probe this historical relationship more carefully. America's inmate population...
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Labor (2015) 12 (1-2): 45–70.
Published: 01 May 2015
... as a military strategy. People used food to communicate with each other in ways that ultimately solidified the gap between Native and non-Native in colonial America. © 2015 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2015 captivity gender Native Americans taste war “Their Filthy Trash...
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Labor (2020) 17 (4): 70–73.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... © 2020 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2020 September 11 white working class conservatism hillbilly postwar America On September 14, 2001, George W. Bush made his first visit to the still-smoldering ruins of the World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan. There, an army...
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Labor (2009) 6 (2): 13–17.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., that the worldview of Israel Hill's free blacks had much in common with that of other propertied persons in antebellum America. Focusing on the latter point, Stanley argues that Ely's work disrupts assumptions about the stark dualities of the Old South and the Yankee North. Accordingly, she suggests that questions...
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Labor (2015) 12 (1-2): 19–43.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and theoretical framings dominant in the study of labor and agriculture in the Americas, tracing work from anthropological analyses of peasant and plantation agriculture, to cultural ecologies of smallholders, to American agrarianism, and finally to studies of commodity chains and the labor process...