IN SEARCH OF WORKING CLASS

IN SEARCH OF WORKING CLASS

ESSAYS IN AMERICAN LABOR HISTORY AND POLITICAL CULTURE

Working Class in American History

by Leon Fink

Published by: University of Illinois Press

280 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9780252063688
  • Published: May 1994

£17.99

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These nine essays by a prominent scholar in American labor history self-consciously evoke the tensions between the worker as historical subject and the historian as outside observer. Encompassing studies of labor culture, strategy, and movement building from the late nineteenth century to the present, In Search of the Working Class also connects the trials of the early labor economists to the conceptual challenges facing today's academic practitioners. "Fink places American labor history in the broader context of American political historiography better than any other historian I can think of." -- James R. Barrett, author of Work and Community in the Jungle: Chicago's Packinghouse Workers, 1894-1922