Cover for RACHLEFF: Black Labor in Richmond, 1865-1890

Black Labor in Richmond, 1865-1890

"The best study yet written about the ex-slave as urban wage-earner. It is essential reading for students of Afro-American and working-class history." -- Herbert Gutman

"This book shows that black and white workers could act together and that a working-class reform movement, at least in one southern city, could challenge the existing status quo. . . . Rachleff presents an interesting story of social, economic, and political intrigue in a post-Civil War urban environment where class was pitted against class and race against race." -- C. K. McFarland, Journal of Southern History

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