Indispensable Outcasts

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

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

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  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 163.6 x 232.2 x 25.1mm | 553.39g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252027949
  • 9780252027949

Table of contents

"Like the flock of swallows that come in the springtime"; the uneasy place of seasonal labourers in midwestern economy and culture; retelling life stories - floating labour and the terrain of progressive era social investigation; reassessing the "floating laborer" - the social geography of work and community in the upper Midwest; the hobo - the wobbly and the "Battle of Mitchell" - unionization and the politics of community in the wheat belt; "We thought of ourselves as men after awhile" - mutuality - violence and the apprenticeship of the road; conclusion.show more

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ADVANCE PRAISE "A wonderful book, beautifully written and filled with insight and innovation." -- Cindy Hahamovitch, author of The Fruits of Their Laborshow more

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