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