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Labor (1 May 2004) 1 (2): 140–142.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Daniel Geary The Radical Middle Class: Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in Progressive Era Portland, Oregon Robert D. Johnston Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2003 416 pp., $35.00 (cloth) © 2004 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2004 BOOK REVIEWS...
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Labor (1 September 2014) 11 (3): 127–129.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Robert D. Johnston The Making of the Middle Class: Toward a Transnational History . López A. Ricardo and Weinstein Barbara , eds. Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 2012 xi + 446 pp. , $99.95 (cloth); $27.95 (paper) © 2014 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2014...
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Labor (1 May 2013) 10 (2): 135–140.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Shireen Ally Cooking in Other Women's Kitchens: Domestic Workers in the South, 1865 – 1960 . Sharpless Rebecca . Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 2011 xxix + 273 pp. , $35.00 (cloth) Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York...
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Labor (1 March 2007) 4 (1): 129–131.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Lawrence Glickman A Nation of Realtors: A Cultural History of the Twentieth-Century American Middle Class Jeffrey M. Hornstein Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005 ix + 252 pp., $79.95 (cloth); $22.95 (paper) Labor and Working-Class History Association 2007 BOOK REVIEWS Authentic Indians...
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Labor (1 May 2018) 15 (2): 21–47.
Published: 01 May 2018
... professions: it needed and helped produce them, ensuring the interests of the professionals were aligned, structurally at least, with capital. But the professionals were drawn demographically from an older, British middle class. Practitioners brought a particular morality to their work, derived from religious...
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Labor (1 May 2015) 12 (1-2): 115–126.
Published: 01 May 2015
... class of black caterers even as he decried the confinement of the vast majority of African Americans to domestic work, which Du Bois viewed as menial labor. But Du Bois's view of African American food work was grounded in middle-class Progressive understandings of labor, skill, and the gendered value of...
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Labor (1 May 2017) 14 (2): 69–93.
Published: 01 May 2017
... middle class in the conviction that the right to work could be defended against the caprices of a market economy. By questioning business control over the labor market and investment, full employment challenged some of the most essential prerogatives of capitalism. More than security, it promised a...
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Labor (1 March 2018) 15 (1): 67–79.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., Ehrenreich’s father finished a degree from the Montana School of Mines. He rose through the corporate ranks, moving the family around the country and propelling them into the middle class. 6 Looking back, Ehrenreich wrote to her sister in 1973 that their mother had a “fierce upward mobility—shaking off all...
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Labor (1 December 2018) 15 (4): 37–58.
Published: 01 December 2018
..., journalists claimed instead that the US working class was disappearing into the middle class. In 1959, for instance, the New York Times reported that the “buying power” of US workers had increased so much that “the separate identity of the ‘working class’ in this country is rapidly fading away.” 4 In...
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Labor (1 September 2008) 5 (3): 108–110.
Published: 01 September 2008
... material needs and daily encounters with violence and injustice. As black radicalism, driven by dreams of mass land redistribution and self- government, spread among plantation workers — drowning out black middle-class appeals for cooperation and industry — and secured...
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Labor (1 September 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 Association...
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Labor (1 March 2008) 5 (1): 125–127.
Published: 01 March 2008
...,” conversations revealing an “imperial domes- ticity” in the “literary, legal, and aesthetic manufacture of domesticated spaces and bodies— the production of white, middle-class identity” (3–4). More than simply an exertion of an Anglo American imperial feminism, however, the transformation of the home...
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Labor (1 September 2004) 1 (3): 109–123.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Nelson Lichtenstein White Collar: The American Middle Classes C. Wright Mills. Afterword by Russell Jacoby New York: Oxford University Press, 1951; reprint, 2002 xx +394 pp., $17.95 (paper) © 2004 by Labor and Working-Class History Association 2004 REVIEW ESSAY Class, Collars, and the...
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Labor (1 December 2018) 15 (4): 163–164.
Published: 01 December 2018
... socially ignored by white officials and the elite mercantile class” (33). In addition, according to Saunders, race and color influenced intrarace relations as members of the growing brown middle class believed themselves to be the social superiors of the laboring black class. The first part of the book...
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Labor (1 February 2016) 13 (1): 148–151.
Published: 01 February 2016
... (paper) The social investigators of the early twentieth century who put on overalls and aprons to find out “what’s on the worker’s mind” (60) have mostly escaped scrutiny of their own lives. They changed back into middle-class attire and shared their newfound wisdom with...
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Labor (1 September 2014) 11 (3): 138–140.
Published: 01 September 2014
... DOI 10.1215/15476715-2687768 Book Reviews     127 The Making of the Middle Class: Toward a Transnational History A. Ricardo López and Barbara Weinstein, eds. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012 xi + 446 pp., $99.95 (cloth); $27.95 (paper...
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Labor (1 December 2018) 15 (4): 153–155.
Published: 01 December 2018
... History Association 2018 In the late 1920s, middle-class reformers understood that teenage girls were exhausted from long days of factory work, and they aimed to provide “constructive” evening activities that corrected perceived deficits in working-class labor and family life. To club leaders...
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Labor (1 March 2018) 15 (1): 104–106.
Published: 01 March 2018
...), Franklin envisioned no rags-to-great-riches stories for these laggards. Rather, he hoped that, properly motivated, they might achieve what he called “happy mediocrity” (65) in a middle class meant to serve as an expansive, stabilizing presence within the larger society. Isenberg shows that Thomas Jefferson...
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Labor (1 March 2012) 9 (1): 119–131.
Published: 01 March 2012
... policies.10 This may be true of some members of the working poor but it ignores unionized industrial workers with decidedly middle- class lifestyles. Likewise, Gottlieb fails to make the distinction between urban and rural workers and their distinctly different living spaces. Still, Gottlieb’s effort...
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Labor (1 May 2018) 15 (2): 138–139.
Published: 01 May 2018
... but rather systemic in nature. Pehl suggests that the Social Gospel, a movement that he sees as “firmly rooted in the educated middle class,” failed to address fundamental questions of economic justice (64). It was left to working people to forge solutions of their own. Following Lizabeth Cohen and...