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Waterfront Workers of New Orleans

Race, Class, and Politics, 1863-1923
Awards and Recognition:

Winner of the John H. Dunning Prize in United States History

"Sits at the crossroads of southern, labor, and African-American history, offering its readers a fascinating ride through several generations of complex experience."--Journal of Southern History

"An outstanding example of a holistic approach to labor history. . . . Arnesen has thoroughly grounded his history of the relations of the black and white waterfront unions in the changing social, economic, and political climate of New Orleans."--Bernard A. Cook, Journal of American History

"Sophisticated and dynamic. . . . Offers many insights for those who seek to confront the intractable realities of class and race in American society."--Bruce Nelson, Nation

"Riveting and pioneering study that considers the histories of African-American and white workers together, and apart."--David Roediger, In These Times

"All serious students of Louisiana history should add this splendid book to their libraries. . . . It will serve as a model for the long-neglected field of labor history in the urban South."--Joseph Logsdon, Louisiana History

Eric Arnesen is a professor of history and African American studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His books include Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality, Black Protest and the Great Migration: A Brief History with Documents, and The Black Worker: Race, Labor, and Civil Rights since Emancipation.

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