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Labor Studies



link to catalog page BIRK, Fostering on the Farm

Fostering on the Farm

Child Placement in the Rural Midwest

Author: Megan Birk
Pub Date: June 2015

Shedding light on a somber chapter in the history of American childhood   learn more...

link to catalog page LAUSE, Free Labor

Free Labor

The Civil War and the Making of an American Working Class

Author: Mark A. Lause
Pub Date: July 2015

National catastrophe and the evolution of the labor movement   learn more...

link to catalog page BURK, Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary Author: Robert F. Burk
Pub Date: February 2015

The story of how one man shaped professional sports' modern era   learn more...

link to catalog page MIROLANOV, Redeeming Time

Redeeming Time

Protestantism and Chicago’s Eight-Hour Movement, 1866-1912

Author: William A. Mirola
Pub Date: January 2015

The role clergy played and didn't play in one of organized labor's greatest victories   learn more...

link to catalog page MARTIN, Smokestacks in the Hills

Smokestacks in the Hills

Rural-Industrial Workers in West Virginia

Author: Lou Martin
Pub Date: November 2015

Welding together factory life and local ways in a changing countryside   learn more...

link to catalog page FONES-WOLF, Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South

Struggle for the Soul of the Postwar South

White Evangelical Protestants and Operation Dixie

Author: Elizabeth Fones-Wolf and Ken Fones-Wolf
Pub Date: April 2015

Religion's role in the ill-fated struggle to unionize white workers in the South   learn more...

link to catalog page WOLFSON, Digital Rebellion

Digital Rebellion

The Birth of the Cyber Left

Author: Todd Wolfson
Pub Date: December 2014

Online organizing and the new era of radical struggle   learn more...

link to catalog page GRIVNO, Gleanings of Freedom

Gleanings of Freedom

Free and Slave Labor along the Mason-Dixon Line, 1790-1860

Author: Max Grivno
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: November 2014

The transformation of slavery and free labor in the Upper South   learn more...

link to catalog page MITRANI, The Rise of the Chicago Police Department

The Rise of the Chicago Police Department

Class and Conflict, 1850-1894

Author: Sam Mitrani
Pub Date: January 2014

Class turmoil, labor, and law and order in Chicago   learn more...

link to catalog page LAUSE, A Secret Society History of the Civil War Author: Mark A. Lause
Pub Date: Cloth: 2011; Paper: September 2014

Unraveling the influence and power of antebellum secret societies   learn more...

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