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The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon
The Man Who Never Died
The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon
Hardcover      ISBN: 1596916966
Draws on four years of intensive research to present a full-scale portrait of the legendary American songwriter and union hero that offers new evidence supporting his innocence of the crime for which he was executed. By the author of Land of Opportunity. 25,000 first printing.
Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream
Bread and Roses
Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 0143037358
An account of the 1912 textile strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts, draws on newspaper accounts, magazine reportage, and oral histories to identify the strike's key figures and events, from the walkout of 23,000 workers to the evacuations of their children to Manhattan. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
American City: A Rank And File History Of Minneapolis
American City
A Rank And File History Of Minneapolis
Paperback      ISBN: 0816646074
First published in 1937, this work by journalist and labor activist Walker describes the 1934 truckers' strike in Minneapolis, widely perceived as a favorable turning point for the American labor movement, in spite of the attempts at violent suppression by business and police forces. He begins with a labor/business history of the city before recoun
Blacklisted: The Secret War Between Big Business and Union Activists
Blacklisted
The Secret War Between Big Business and Union Activists
Paperback      ISBN: 1780263414
Blacklisted tells the controversial story of the illegal strategies that transnational construction companies resorted to in their attempt to deny union activists work.
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
Triangle
The Fire That Changed America
Paperback      ISBN: 080214151x
Describes the devastating 1911 fire that destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village, the deaths of 146 workers in the fire, the Jewish and Italian immigrants, mostly women, who made up the majority of the victims, and the implications of the catastrophe on twentieth-century politics and labor relations. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 65,000 first printing.
Shop Class As Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work
Shop Class As Soulcraft
An Inquiry into the Value of Work
Paperback      ISBN: 0143117467
A philosophical mechanic deconstructs pretentious beliefs about high-prestige workplaces while posing a case for working with one's hands, explaining how the act of making and fixing objects can connect people to their surrounding worlds. Reprint. A best-selling book.
The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America
The End of Loyalty
The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America
Hardcover      ISBN: 1586489143
Tracing the history of the social contract between companies and their employees, and showing how it has been ripped apart, a senior advisor at the Drucker Institute discusses four iconic American companies over 70 years, bringing to light the many acts that have comprised a kind of biography of the American Dream gone sideways. 20,000 first printing.
Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives
Underground America
Narratives of Undocumented Lives
Paperback      ISBN: 1786632276
Millions of immigrants risk deportation and imprisonment by living in the US without legal status. They are living underground, with little protection from exploitation at the hands of human smugglers, employers, or law enforcement. Underground America presents the remarkable oral histories of men and women struggling to carve a life for themselves in the US.
The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Worker's Movement
The Death and Life of American Labor
Toward a New Worker's Movement
Hardcover      ISBN: 1781681384
Argues that the labor movement as it has been known for most of the last one hundred years is effectively dead, and analyzes the possibilities of labor's renewal by looking at new initiatives, strikes, organizations, and allies.
More Than Meets The Ear: How Symphony Musicians Made Labor History
More Than Meets The Ear
How Symphony Musicians Made Labor History
Paperback      ISBN: 0929636430
More Than Meets the Ear is the story of a grassroots movement that transformed labor relations and the professional lives of U.S. and Canadian symphony musicians. The struggles and accomplishments experienced by many visionary leaders of the '50s, '60s, and '70s offer inspiration to new generations of musicians, students, teachers, music lovers, labor historians, and orchestra administrators. Written from the perspective of a professional orchestra musician who has experience in committee activity and labor negotiations, More Than Meets the Ear is a unprecedented overview of the profound effect the musician's labor movement has had on the profession. Minnesota Orchestra case history documents the growth of a major American orchestra in dramatic detail and anecdotes.