From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend

From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend

A Short, Illustrated Hhistory of Labor in the United States

eBook - 2012
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Hailed in a starred Publishers Weekly review as a work of "impressive even-handedness and analytic acuity ... that gracefully handles a broad range of subject matter," From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend is the first comprehensive look at American history through the prism of working people. From indentured servants and slaves in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake to high-tech workers in contemporary Silicon Valley, the book "[puts] a human face on the people, places, events, and social conditions that have shaped the evolution of organized labor" (Library Journal.
Publisher: New York : New Press, the, 2012.
ISBN: 9781595588562
1595588566
Characteristics: 1 online resource (385 p.)
Additional Contributors: Sacco, Joe
Chitty, A. B.
Contents: Turn of the CenturyEpilogue; Suggested Reading; Index.
The Labor Movement of the TwentiesEarly Years of the Great Depression; Labor Rising; Chapter 8: Labor on the March; Grassroots Unionism; The Rise of the CIO; Illustrations; Whose America?; Chapter 9: Hot War, Cold War; America at War; The Postwar World; "Big Labor"; Chapter 10: The Sixties; In the Spirit of Montgomery; "Power to the People"; The Sixties in the Workplace; Illustrations; A House Divided; Chapter 11: Hard Times; Lean and Mean; Illustrations; Race to the Bottom; Fighting Back; Chapter 12: Brave New World; Making Change; Steps Forward, Steps Back; Illustrations.
IllustrationsChapter 4: Civil War and Reconstruction; The Civil War; Southern Reconstruction and Counterrevolution; Labor Movements and Struggles; Whose Government?; Chapter 5: Labor Versus Monopoly in the Guilded Age; Industrial Capitalism: Consolidation and Crisis; The Working Classes; The Knights of Labor; The American Federation of Labor; Populism and Racism; Chapter 6: Labor and Empire; Empire Abroad, Empire at Home; The Labor Movement in the Progressive Era; Illustrations; The Great War; The War's Aftermath; Illustrations; Chapter 7: America, INC.; The Roaring Twenties.
FOREWORD AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS; Chapter 1: Labor in Colonial America: The Bound and the Free; Legacies of Conquest; Indentured Labor in British Colonies; Slavery; Free Labor; Unruly Labor; Chapter 2: The American Revolution; From Resistance to Independence; The People's War and the Gentlemen's Republic; Illustrations; Republican Legacies; Illustrations; Chapter 3: Slavery and Freedom in the New Republic; "If You Can't Fight, Kick"; Wage Workers and Activism; Solidarity and Fragmentation; Westward Expansion and Irrepressible Conflict.
Summary: Hailed in a starred Publishers Weekly review as a work of "impressive even-handedness and analytic acuity ... that gracefully handles a broad range of subject matter," From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend is the first comprehensive look at American history through the prism of working people. From indentured servants and slaves in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake to high-tech workers in contemporary Silicon Valley, the book "[puts] a human face on the people, places, events, and social conditions that have shaped the evolution of organized labor" (Library Journal.

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