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Labor in America, a history

Dulles, Foster Rhea

Labor in America, a history

by Dulles, Foster Rhea

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Published by T. Y. Crowell in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Working class -- United States -- History,
  • Labor movement -- United States -- History,
  • Labor -- United States -- History,
  • Labor unions -- United States -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Foster R. Dulles.
    SeriesThe Growth of America series
    The Physical Object
    Pagination421 p. ;
    Number of Pages421
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23801396M

    'American Labor: A Documentary History is an outstanding collection of materials drawn from a wide variety of sources. Responsive to the themes of gender and ethnicity that have characterized much recent scholarship, this collection by two leading labor historians does not neglect more traditional themes of union organizing, collective bargaining, and government-labor relations. A Kirkus Reviews best book of , A History of America in Ten Strikes—published in the wake of the teachers’ strike that swept the country in —challenges all of our contemporary assumptions around labor, unions, and American historian Erik Loomis recounts ten critical workers’ strikes in American labor history in “chapters [that] are self-contained .

    This book, designed to give a survey history of American labor from colonial times to the present, is uniquely well suited to speak to the concerns of todays teachers and students. As issues of growing inequality, stagnating incomes, declining unionization, and exacerbated job insecurity have increasingly come to define working life over the last 20 years, a new generation of . too often we find that labor’s role in American history— and labor’s important accomplishments, which changed American life forever—are misrepresented, downplayed or ignored. That is a tragedy, because labor played (and continues to play) a key role in the development of American democracy and the American way of Size: KB.

      The factory and the welfare state: redundancy, benefits and workers’ organization at Alfa Romeo Arese,   Labor in America: A History, 8th Edition / Edition 8. by Melvyn Professor Dubofsky has hewn to the lines laid out in the previous seven in seeking to encourage today’s students of labor history to learn about those who built the United States and who will shape its future. a complete overhauling of the book’s extensive and critical Price: $


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Labor in America, a history by Dulles, Foster Rhea Download PDF EPUB FB2

Melvyn Dubofsky, a historian of US working-class history whose body of work focuses on the s to the present, is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and Sociology at Binghamton University-SUNY. Joseph A. McCartin, a historian of the US labor movement and 20th-century US social and political history, is a Professor of History at Georgetown University, Cited by: I bought this Labor in America: A History book for one of my classes at the National Labor College.

This book is filled with great labor information. Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. sparky. out of 5 stars eye opening. Reviewed in the United States on October 1, Verified Purchase/5(12). Neither a history of capitalism nor the working class, but rather "the story of workers' responses to capitalism's development," Labor in America (ninth edition) is comprehensive in its scope but often lacks for detail.

It's a good, straightforward introductory text but demands further reading/5. In addition to taking the narrative right up to the present, a recent history that includes the election of as well as the tumultuous blow suffered by the U.S.

and world economy inthis eighth edition features an entirely new (fourth) bank of photographs and, in light of the avalanche of new scholarly work over the last decade, a.

Child labor: an American history User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Hindman (labor, Appalachian State Univ.) introduces his topic with historical background, followed by substantive descriptions of child labor in the budding industries of early 20th-century America 5/5(2).

labor, term used both for the effort of performing a task and for the workers engaged in the activity. In ancient times much of the work was done by slaves (see slavery).In the feudal period agricultural labor was in the main performed by the medieval towns, however, the skilled artisans of the craft guilds became influential citizens.

Many manual labor jobs were eliminated. The origins of the labor movement lay in the formative years of the American nation, when a free wage-labor market emerged in the artisan trades late in the colonial period. The earliest recorded. Child Labor in America tells the story of that historic legal struggle.

The book offers the first full account of child labor law in America—from the earliest state regulations to the most recent important Supreme Court decisions and the latest contemporary attacks on existing laws.

In his new book, Workers on Arrival, the historian Joe William Trotter Jr. shows that the history of black labor in the United States is thus essential not only to understanding American racism. The fight against long working days remained a central demand for over half a century, and was a major factor in the rise of the Knights of Labor.

Founded inAmerica’s first major national. Organized labor prior to The history of labor disputes in America substantially precedes the Revolutionary period. Infor instance, there was a fishermen's strike on an island off the coast of Maine and in twelve carmen were fined for going on strike in New York City.

However, most instances of labor unrest during the colonial period were temporary and. This text was very useful for learning the history of labor in America.

It also did an excellent job of mentioning how unions were developed and regulated. Recommending this book for anyone interested in understanding the evolution of relationships between workers and employers seems to be the only logical thing to Edition: 8th.

Get this from a library. Labor in America: a history. [Melvyn Dubofsky; Foster Rhea Dulles] -- Even since the last edition of this text was released inunions have continued to shed members; union membership in the private sector of the. Get this from a library. Labor in America: a history. [Melvyn Dubofsky; Joseph Anthony McCartin] -- This book, designed to give a survey history of American labor from colonial times to the present, is uniquely well suited to speak to the concerns of.

Child Labor in America: History, Policy, and Legislative Issues Congressional Research Service 1 fforts to set standards for child labor in America largely began late in the 19 th century, mostly at the state level.

During the first decade of the 20th century, child labor became a federal concern. Like its predecessors, this ninth edition of our classic survey of American labor is designed to introduce readers to the subject in an engaging, accessible way. This book, designed to give a survey history of American labor from colonial times to the present, is uniquely well suited to speak to the concerns of today’s teachers and students.5/5(1).

On May 1,recognized internationally as a day for labor celebration, labor organizations around the country engaged in a national rally for the eight-hour workday. While the number of striking workers varied around the country, estimates are that betweenandworkers protested in New York, Detroit, Chicago, and beyond.

History of the American Labor Movement Share The American labor force has changed profoundly during the nation's evolution from an agrarian society into a modern industrial state.

This article is adapted from the book "Outline of the U.S. Economy" by Conte and Karr and has been adapted with permission from the U.S. Department of : Mike Moffatt. American history gets told, then, as the history of a complicated country that is built on ideals but often betrays them. It is a land of complication and paradox, where excluded groups are constantly pushing the country to live up to its promise.

We can see, in this conception of America, why labor history gets downplayed. At first glance, one might be forgiven for thinking that A History of America in Ten Strikes is some kind of social-media-driven “listicle” book.

Author Erik Loomis, a historian and union member at the University of Rhode Island, is a well-known blogger, and his excellent Twitter threads on labor history show he’s digitally savvy. But this isn’t a best-of book. Labor in America: A History. Melvyn Dubofsky, Foster Rhea Dulles.

Harlan Davidson, - Business & Economics - pages. the purpose of this latest book edition -- the powerful and appealing story of the American worker from the colonial workshop to the modern mass-assembly line -- remains the same as that of the 1st edition written more.The Jungle is a novel by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (–).

Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities. His primary purpose in describing the meat industry and its working conditions was to advance socialism in the United : Upton Sinclair.Chomsky's Recommended Labor History Books List The following is a book list on Labor History made from the references in Noam Chomsky's books.

See the home page for details. Book Title Author(s) Total References; The War on Labor and the Left: Understanding America's Unique Conservatism: Sexton, Patricia Cayo: 6: The River Ran Red: Demarest.