Rethinking U.S. Labor History: Essays on the Working-class Experience, 1756-2009

Rethinking U.S. Labor History: Essays on the Working-class Experience, 1756-2009

By: Donna T. Haverty-Stacke (editor), Daniel J. Walkowitz (editor)Hardback

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"Rethinking U.S. Labor History" provides a reassessment of the recent growth and new directions in U.S. labor history. Labor History has recently undergone something of a renaissance that has yet to be documented. The book chronicles this rejuvenation with contributions from new scholars as well as established names. "Rethinking U.S. Labor History" focuses particularly on those issues of pressing interest for today's labor historians: the relationship of class and culture; the link between worker's experience and the changing political economy; the role that gender and race have played in America's labor history; and finally, the transnational turn.

About Author

Donna Haverty-Stacke is Assistant Professor of History at Hunter College, CUNY. She is the author of America's Forgotten Holiday: May Day and Nationalism, 1867-1960 (forthcoming from NYU Press). Daniel Walkowitz is Director of Experiential Education, Acting Director of Metropolitan Studies, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, and Professor of History at New York University. He is an American social historian who specializes in labor, urban, and working-class history. Over the past thirty years, Walkowitz has authored over thirty articles and co-edited or authored six books. His most recent books are Working With Class: Social Workers and the Politics of Middle-Class Identity (North Carolina, 1999), and, co-edited with Lisa Maya Knauer, Memory and the Impact of Political Transformation in Public Spaces (Duke, 2004). He is also General Editor for the ten-volume Social History of the United States, forthcoming from ABC-Clio.


Contributors; 1. Introduction; PART I. CURRENT RESEARCH; 2. Memoirs of an Invalid: James Miller and the Making of the British-American Empire during the Seven Years' War; 3. Losing the Middle Ground: Strikebreakers and Labor Protest on the Southwestern Railroads; 4. Rethinking Working-Class Politics in Comparative-Transnational Contexts; 5. No Common Creed: White Working-Class Protestantisms and the CIO's Operation Dixie; 6. A. Philip Randolph, Black Anticommunism, and the Race Question; 7. The Contextualization of a Moment in CIO History: The Mine-Mill Battle in the Connecticut Brass Valley During World War II; 8. Organizing the Carework Economy: When the Private Becomes Public; 9. Solvents of Solidarity: Political Economy, Collective Action, and the Crisis of Organized Labor, 1968-2005; PART II. NEW DIRECTIONS IN U.S. LABOR HISTORY; 10. Sensing Labor: The Stinking Working-Class after the Cultural Turn Dan Bender; 11. Re-imagining Labor: Gender and New Directions in Labor and Working Class History; 12. The Limits of Work And The Subject of Labor History; PART III. RESOURCES; Chronology; Resources; Further Reading; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780826401984
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780826401984
  • ISBN10: 0826401988

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