A Short History of the U.S. Working Class

From Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century
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Author(s): Paul Le Blanc
Original Publish Date: Jan 15, 2017
Product Number: EB00670967
Released: Jan 15, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781608466696
Publisher: Haymarket Books
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Description

"His aim is to make the history of labor in the U.S. more accessible to students and the general reader. He succeeds" (Booklist). In a blend of economic, social, and political history, Paul Le Blanc shows how important labor issues have been, and continue to be, in the forging of our nation. Within a broad analytical framework, he highlights issues of class, gender, race, and ethnicity, and includes the views of key figures of United States labor. The result is a thought-provoking look at centuries of American history from a perspective that is too often ignored or forgotten. "An excellent overview, enhanced by a valuable glossary." —Elaine Bernard, director of the Harvard Trade Union Program

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