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Labor Studies

link to catalog page COHEN, Work and Sing

Work and Sing

A History of Occupational and Labor Union Songs in the United States

Author: Ronald D. Cohen
Pub Date: July 2010

An incisive history of the work songs that united and roused American laborers   learn more...

link to catalog page PLOTKIN, An American in Hitler's  Berlin

An American in Hitler's Berlin

Abraham Plotkin's Diary, 1932-33

Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Catherine Collomp and Bruno Groppo
Pub Date: February 2009

An American labor leader's eyewitness perspective on the rise of Nazi power in Weimar-era Berlin   learn more...

link to catalog page VAPNEK, Breadwinners


Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865-1920

Author: Lara Vapnek
Pub Date: December 2009

Recasting the meaning of women's work in the early fight for gender equality   learn more...

link to catalog page TAILLON, Good, Reliable, White Men

Good, Reliable, White Men

Railroad Brotherhoods, 1877-1917

Author: Paul Michel Taillon
Pub Date: January 2009

Railroad brotherhoods' dynamic impact on American labor relations and national politics   learn more...

link to catalog page ORENIC, On the Ground

On the Ground

Labor Struggle in the American Airline Industry

Author: Liesl Miller Orenic
Pub Date: July 2009

The challenges and successes of unionization at four U.S. airlines, with a focus on baggage handlers   learn more...

link to catalog page ANDERSON, Perspectives on Milwaukee's Past Author: Edited by Margo Anderson and Victor Greene
Pub Date: 2009

A stimulating variety of approaches to the history of a distinctive Midwestern city   learn more...

link to catalog page STORCH, Red Chicago

Red Chicago

American Communism at Its Grassroots, 1928-35

Author: Randi Storch
Pub Date: January 2009

Realities of the street-level American Communist experience during the worst years of the Depression   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Red Family

A Red Family

Junius, Gladys, and Barbara Scales

Author: Mickey Friedman
Pub Date: February 2009

The searing memoir of an American communist family   learn more...

link to catalog page WITWER, Shadow of the Racketeer

Shadow of the Racketeer

Scandal in Organized Labor

Author: David Witwer
Pub Date: 2009

A detailed account of labor corruption in the 1930s and the zealous journalist who railed against it   learn more...

link to catalog page DOWLING, Slumming in New York

Slumming in New York

From the Waterfront to Mythic Harlem

Author: Robert M. Dowling
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2009

A penetrating study of the literary writings that transformed New York City's moral threats into cultural treasures   learn more...

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