Indispensable Outcasts: Hobo Workers and Community in the American Midwest, 1880-1930 (The Working Class in American History)

Indispensable Outcasts: Hobo Workers and Community in the American Midwest, 1880-1930 (The Working Class in American History)

By: Frank Tobias Higbie (author)Paperback

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

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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.

Product Details

  • publication date: 08/07/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780252070983
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9780252070983
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 0252070984

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