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Labor Studies



link to catalog page JONES, The Tribe of Black Ulysses

The Tribe of Black Ulysses

African American Lumber Workers in the Jim Crow South

Author: William P. Jones
Pub Date: April 2005

An innovative new study of the largest group of black industrial workers in the South   learn more...

link to catalog page, Young America

Young America

Land, Labor, and the Republican Community

Author: Mark A. Lause
Pub Date: 2005

How working people's republican "free labor" ethos changed the national agenda at a crucial period in U.S. history   learn more...

link to catalog page, African American Miners and Migrants

African American Miners and Migrants

The Eastern Kentucky Social Club

Author: Thomas E. Wagner and Phillip J. Obermiller
Pub Date: March 2004

The history of the Eastern Kentucky Social Club’s past and present bring the hidden aspects of Appalachian history and culture to life   learn more...

link to catalog page REUTTER, Making Steel

Making Steel

Sparrows Point and the Rise and Ruin of American Industrial Might

Author: Mark Reutter
Pub Date: 2004

An expanded and updated edition featuring 26 pages of photos, an author's preface, and a new chapter detailing the devastating effects of Bethlehem Steel's bankruptcy titled "The Discarded American Worker"   learn more...

link to catalog page HAPGOOD, The Spirit of Labor Author: Hutchins Hapgood Introduction and Notes by James R. Barrett
Pub Date: August 2004

A compelling account of working-class life and politics that make up American Labor history   learn more...

link to catalog page SHOCKLEY,

"We, Too, Are Americans"

African American Women in Detroit and Richmond, 1940-54

Author: Megan Taylor Shockley
Pub Date: November 2004

The story of how African American women used their wartime contributions on the home front to push for increased rights to equal employment,welfare benefits, worker equity and desegration of volunteer associations during WWII. The crucible for the civil rights movement.   learn more...

link to catalog page HIRSCH, After the Strike

After the Strike

A Century of Labor Struggle at Pullman

Author: Susan Eleanor Hirsch
Pub Date: April 2003

Exploring the effect of race, gender, and nationality in the long struggle for economic justice by men and women of the Pullman Company   learn more...

link to catalog page TAYLOR, The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890 Author: George Rogers Taylor and Irene D. Neu
Pub Date: January 2003

The emergence of railroads during the Civil War, their expansion westward, the adoption of uniform rail gauges, and the first key consolidations in the industry.   learn more...

link to catalog page WADE, Chicago's Pride

Chicago's Pride

The Stockyards, Packingtown, and Environs in the Nineteenth Century

Author: Louise Carroll Wade
Pub Date: January 2003

The growth of Chicago’s stockyards and the communities that were formed around them in the mid-to-late 19th century   learn more...

link to catalog page HIGBIE, Indispensable Outcasts

Indispensable Outcasts

Hobo Workers and Community in the American Midwest, 1880-1930

Author: Frank Tobias Higbie
Pub Date: August 2003

A study of seasonal workers in the midwest during the Progressive Era   learn more...

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