Working-Class America

Essays on Labor, Community, and American Society
Author: Edited by Michael H. Frisch and Daniel J. Walkowitz
Examining labor history's currents and concerns in the 1980s
Paper – $28
eBook – $19.95
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1983
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About the Book

At the time of its original publication, Working-Class America represented the new labor history par excellence. A roster of noteworthy scholars in the field contribute original essays written during a pivotal time in the nation's history and within the discipline. Moving beyond historical-sociological analyses, the authors take readers inside the lives of the real men and women behind the statistics. The result is a classic collection focused on the human dimensions of the field, one valuable not only as a resource for historiography but as a snapshot of workers and their concerns in the 1980s.

About the Author

Michael H. Frisch is a professor and Senior Research Scholar Emeritus at the University of Buffalo. He is the author of A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft And Meaning of Oral and Public History and Portraits in Steel. Daniel J. Walkowitz is a professor emeritus at New York University. He is the author of Working with Class: Social Workers and the Politics of Middle-Class Identity and coeditor of Memory and the Impact of Political Transformations in Public Spaces.


"This book represents the pick of a growing crop. The authors are . . . inspired by the belief in the capacity of ordinary people to overrule the directors of the corporation and the state."--Michael Kazin, The Nation

"These essays represent the highest state of the art. . . . They are mandatory reading for scholars and students alike."--Bruce Laurie, Industrial and Labor Relations Review