Working Class in American History

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  1. Death to Fascism
    Born to Slovenian peasants, Louis Adamic commanded crowds, met with FDR and Truman, and built a prolific career as an author and journalist. Behind the scenes, he played a leading role in a coalition of black intellectuals and... Learn More
    Published: 30th June 2019
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  2. The World in a City
    A massive population shift transformed Los Angeles in the first decades of the twentieth century. Americans from across the country relocated to the city even as an unprecedented transnational migration brought people from Asia,... Learn More
    Published: 16th May 2019
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  3. Dockworker Power
    Dockworkers have power. Often missed in commentary on today's globalizing economy, workers in the world's ports can harness their role, at a strategic choke point, to promote their labor rights and social justice causes. Peter... Learn More
    Published: 30th December 2018
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  4. To Live Here, You Have to Fight
    Launched in 1964, the War on Poverty quickly took aim at the coalfields of southern Appalachia. There, the federal government found unexpected allies among working-class white women devoted to a local tradition of citizen caregiving... Learn More
    Published: 30th December 2018
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  5. Labor's Mind
    Business leaders, conservative ideologues, and even some radicals of the early twentieth century dismissed working people's intellect as stunted, twisted, or altogether missing. They compared workers toiling in America's sprawling... Learn More
    Published: 30th December 2018
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  6. Women Have Always Worked
    A classic since its original publication, Women Have Always Worked brought much-needed insight into the ways work has shaped female lives and sensibilities. Beginning in the colonial era, Alice Kessler-Harris looks at the public... Learn More
    Published: 10th October 2018
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  7. Remembering Lattimer
    On September 10, 1897, a group of 400 striking coal miners--workers of Polish, Slovak, and Lithuanian descent or origin--marched on Lattimer, Pennsylvania. There, law enforcement officers fired without warning into the protesters,... Learn More
    Published: 19th September 2018
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  8. Disruption in Detroit
    It is a bedrock American belief: the 1950s were a golden age of prosperity for autoworkers. Flush with high wages and enjoying the benefits of generous union contracts, these workers became the backbone of a thriving blue-collar... Learn More
    Published: 14th September 2018
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  9. Frontiers of Labor
    Alike in many aspects of their histories, Australia and the United States diverge in striking ways when it comes to their working classes, labor relations, and politics. Greg Patmore and Shelton Stromquist curate innovative essays... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2018
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  10. Labor Justice across the Americas
    Opinions of specialized labor courts differ, but labor justice undoubtedly represented a decisive moment in worker 's history. When and how did these courts take shape? Why did their originators consider them necessary? Leon... Learn More
    Published: 21st December 2017
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  11. Sewing the Fabric of Statehood
    Long a bastion of Jewish labor power, garment unions provided financial and political aid essential to founding and building the nation of Israel. Throughout the project, Jewish labor often operated outside of official channels... Learn More
    Published: 13th December 2017
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  12. Hillbilly Hellraisers
    J. Blake Perkins searches for the roots of rural defiance in the Ozarks--and discovers how it changed over time. Eschewing generalities, Perkins focuses on the experiences and attitudes of rural people themselves as they interacted... Learn More
    Published: 11th September 2017
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  13. Against Labor
    Against Labor highlights the tenacious efforts by employers to organize themselves as a class to contest labor. Ranging across a spectrum of understudied issues, essayists explore employer anti-labor strategies and offer incisive... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2017
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  14. Teacher Strike!
    A wave of teacher strikes in the 1960s and 1970s roiled urban communities. Jon Shelton illuminates how this tumultuous era helped shatter the liberal-labor coalition and opened the door to the neoliberal challenge at the heart... Learn More
    Published: 21st March 2017
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  15. Victor Arnautoff and the Politics of Art
    Victor Arnautoff reigned as San Francisco's leading mural painter during the New Deal era. Yet that was only part of an astonishing life journey from Tsarist officer to leftist painter. Robert W. Cherny's masterful biography of... Learn More
    Published: 7th March 2017
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  16. Civic Labors
    Labor studies scholars and working-class historians have long worked at the crossroads of academia and activism. The essays in this collection examine the challenges and opportunities for engaged scholarship in the United States... Learn More
    Published: 17th October 2016
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