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Labor Studies



link to catalog page BERRY, “Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe”

“Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe”

Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia

Author: Daina Ramey Berry
Pub Date: Cloth: 2007; Paper: 2010

Examining how labor and economy shaped family life for both women and men among the enslaved   learn more...

link to catalog page RICHARDS, Union-Free America

Union-Free America

Workers and Antiunion Culture

Author: Lawrence Richards
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: 2010

How antiunionism shapes the hearts and minds of American workers   learn more...

link to catalog page COHEN, Work and Sing

Work and Sing

A History of Occupational and Labor Union Songs in the United States

Author: Ronald D. Cohen
Pub Date: July 2010

An incisive history of the work songs that united and roused American laborers   learn more...

link to catalog page PLOTKIN, An American in Hitler's  Berlin

An American in Hitler's Berlin

Abraham Plotkin's Diary, 1932-33

Author: Edited and with an Introduction by Catherine Collomp and Bruno Groppo
Pub Date: February 2009

An American labor leader's eyewitness perspective on the rise of Nazi power in Weimar-era Berlin   learn more...

link to catalog page VAPNEK, Breadwinners

Breadwinners

Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865-1920

Author: Lara Vapnek
Pub Date: December 2009

Recasting the meaning of women's work in the early fight for gender equality   learn more...

link to catalog page TAILLON, Good, Reliable, White Men

Good, Reliable, White Men

Railroad Brotherhoods, 1877-1917

Author: Paul Michel Taillon
Pub Date: January 2009

Railroad brotherhoods' dynamic impact on American labor relations and national politics   learn more...

link to catalog page ORENIC, On the Ground

On the Ground

Labor Struggle in the American Airline Industry

Author: Liesl Miller Orenic
Pub Date: July 2009

The challenges and successes of unionization at four U.S. airlines, with a focus on baggage handlers   learn more...

link to catalog page ANDERSON, Perspectives on Milwaukee's Past Author: Edited by Margo Anderson and Victor Greene
Pub Date: 2009

A stimulating variety of approaches to the history of a distinctive Midwestern city   learn more...

link to catalog page STORCH, Red Chicago

Red Chicago

American Communism at Its Grassroots, 1928-35

Author: Randi Storch
Pub Date: January 2009

Realities of the street-level American Communist experience during the worst years of the Depression   learn more...

link to catalog page, A Red Family

A Red Family

Junius, Gladys, and Barbara Scales

Author: Mickey Friedman
Pub Date: February 2009

The searing memoir of an American communist family   learn more...

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