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Labor in America: A History (Paperback)

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This book, designed to give a survey history of American labor from colonial times to the present, is uniquely well suited to speak to the concerns of today's teachers and students. As issues of growing inequality, stagnating incomes, declining unionization, and exacerbated job insecurity have increasingly come to define working life over the last 20 years, a new generation of students and teachers is beginning to seek to understand labor and its place and ponder seriously its future in American life. Like its predecessors, this ninth edition of our classic survey of American labor is designed to introduce readers to the subject in an engaging, accessible way.

About the Author

Melvyn Dubofsky, a historian of US working-class history whose body of work focuses on the 1870s to the present, is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and Sociology at Binghamton University-SUNY. Joseph A. McCartin, a historian of the US labor movement and 20th-century US social and political history, is a Professor of History at Georgetown University, where he has taught since 1999. His research focuses on the intersection of labor organization, politics, and public policy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781118976852
ISBN-10: 1118976851
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: May 1st, 2017
Pages: 496
Language: English