Artisans into Workers

Labor in Nineteenth-Century America
Author: Bruce Laurie
Paper – $24
978-0-252-06660-3
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1997
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About the Book

In the only modern study synthesizing nineteenth-century American labor history, Bruce Laurie examines the character of working-class factionalism, plebian expectations of government, and relations between the organized few and the unorganized many. Laurie also examines the republican tradition and the movements that drew on it, from the General Trades Unions in the age of Jackson to the Knights of Labor later in the century.

About the Author

Bruce Laurie, professor and chair of the department of history at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, is co-editor of Class, Sex, and the Woman Worker and the author of Working People of Philadelphia, 1800-1850.