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Labor Studies



link to catalog page HAPGOOD, The Spirit of Labor Author: Hutchins Hapgood Introduction and Notes by James R. Barrett
Pub Date: August 2004

A compelling account of working-class life and politics that make up American Labor history   learn more...

link to catalog page SHOCKLEY,

"We, Too, Are Americans"

African American Women in Detroit and Richmond, 1940-54

Author: Megan Taylor Shockley
Pub Date: November 2004

The story of how African American women used their wartime contributions on the home front to push for increased rights to equal employment,welfare benefits, worker equity and desegration of volunteer associations during WWII. The crucible for the civil rights movement.   learn more...

link to catalog page HIRSCH, After the Strike

After the Strike

A Century of Labor Struggle at Pullman

Author: Susan Eleanor Hirsch
Pub Date: April 2003

Exploring the effect of race, gender, and nationality in the long struggle for economic justice by men and women of the Pullman Company   learn more...

link to catalog page TAYLOR, The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890 Author: George Rogers Taylor and Irene D. Neu
Pub Date: January 2003

The emergence of railroads during the Civil War, their expansion westward, the adoption of uniform rail gauges, and the first key consolidations in the industry.   learn more...

link to catalog page WADE, Chicago's Pride

Chicago's Pride

The Stockyards, Packingtown, and Environs in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Louise Carroll Wade
Pub Date: January 2003

The growth of Chicago’s stockyards and the communities that were formed around them in the mid-to-late 19th century   learn more...

link to catalog page HIGBIE, Indispensable Outcasts

Indispensable Outcasts

Hobo Workers and Community in the American Midwest, 1880-1930

Author: Frank Tobias Higbie
Pub Date: August 2003

A study of seasonal workers in the midwest during the Progressive Era   learn more...

The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 9

The American Federation of Labor at the Height of Progressivism, 1913-17

Author: Edited by Peter J. Albert and Grace Palladino
Pub Date: May 2003

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link to catalog page DAVIS, Waterfront Revolts

Waterfront Revolts

New York and London Dockworkers, 1946-61

Author: Colin J. Davis
Pub Date: November 2003

Comparative examination of NYC and London’s dockworkers rank-and-file union members movements that successfully challenged union hierarchy and nation-states.   learn more...

link to catalog page HEVENER, Which Side Are You On?

Which Side Are You On?

The Harlan County Coal Miners, 1931-39

Author: John W. Hevener
Pub Date: March 2002

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link to catalog page BARRETT, William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism Author: James R. Barrett
Pub Date: 2002

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