About the BookA classic of the literature of work, On the Line reveals the essential vision of a writer who, almost alone of his generation, portrayed America's families and factories with empathy, compassion, and intelligence. Swados's important essay "The Myth of the Happy Worker" has been included as an appendix.
About the AuthorHarvey Swados was the author of Out Went the Candle, False Coin, Standing Fast, and A Radical's America. He died in 1972. Nelson Lichtenstein is Distinguished Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include State of the Union: A Century of American Labor and Achieving Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy.