Labor Histories

Labor Histories : Class, Politics, and the Working-Class Experience

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Is class outmoded as a basis for understanding labor history? This significant new collection emphatically says No! Touching on such subjects as migrant labor, religion, ethnicity, agricultural history, and gender, these thirteen essays by former students of David Montgomery -- a preeminent leader in labor circles as well as in academia -- demonstrate the sheer diversity of the field today.show more

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  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 680.39g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252024079
  • 9780252024078

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"The books well-written, well-researched 13 essays demonstrate that class and political involvement were crucial to the study of working people and to American history itself." -- George Green, Journal of the West "Provides an excellent introduction to the Montgomery-inspired scholarship that has so influenced the field of labor history over the past generation. All of these essays exhibit the extensive archival scholarship and the sympathy with victims of exploitation, racial oppression, and gender discrimination that are the hallmarks of Montgomery's writings and those of his students." -- Robert H. Zieger, Labor Historyshow more

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