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Industrial relations -- United States -- History
Labor -- United States -- History
Labor movement -- United States -- History
Labor unions -- United States -- History
Working class -- United States -- History
United States Department of Labor
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From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend by Priscilla Murolo; A. B. Chitty; Joe Sacco (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
Priscilla Murolo and A. B. Chitty have created an engrossing, comprehensive history of labor in the United States, capturing the full sweep of working people's struggles, from indentured servants in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake to high-tech workers in contemporary Silicon Valley. Written with great narrative force, From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend surveys the historic efforts and sacrifices that working people made to win the rights we take for granted today: basic health and safety standards in the workplace, fair on-the-job treatment for men and women, the minimum wage, and even the weekend itself. A definitive new work of American history, From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend also brings labor history to life with thirty pages of dramatic "cartoon narratives" -- by internationally acclaimed artist Joe Sacco -- that highlight key moments and figures throughout American history.
Labor's Story in the United States by Philip Yale Nicholson
Publication Date: 2004-02-05
In this, the first broad historical overview of labor in the United States in twenty years, Philip Nicholson examines anew the questions, the villains, the heroes, and the issues of work in America. Unlike recent books that have covered labor in the twentieth century, Labor's Story in the United States looks at the broad landscape of labor since before the Revolution. In clear, unpretentious language, Philip Yale Nicholson considers American labor history from the perspective of institutions and people: the rise of unions, the struggles over slavery, wages, and child labor, public and private responses to union organizing. Throughout, the book focuses on the integral relationship between the strength of labor and the growth of democracy, painting a vivid picture of the strength of labor movements and how they helped make the United States what it is today. Labor's Story in the United States will become an indispensable source for scholars and students.
Labor Rising by Richard Greenwald; Daniel Katz
Publication Date: 2012-07-03
At a time of high unemployment, failing economies and slashed public spending, what does the future hold? On the heels of the expansive Occupy movement, the lessons of history are a vital handhold for the thousands of activists and citizens everywhere who sense that something has gone terribly wrong. This pithy yet accessible volume provides readers with an understanding of the history that is directly relevant to the economic and political crises working people face today. Labor Rising points the way to a revitalized 21st century labour movement.