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Short History of Us Working Class (Revolutionary Studies)

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Noting that standard accounts of U.S. history often pay little attention to the working class, labor historian Paul Le Blanc presents a colorful, fact-filled history that concentrates on the struggles and achievements of that often neglected laboring majority. In a blend of economic, social, and political history, Le Blanc shows how important labor issues have been and continue to be in the forging of our nation's history. Within a broad analytical framework he highlights issues of class, gender, race, and ethnicity, and includes the views of key figures of U.S. labor—Cesar Chavez, Eugene V. Debs, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Samuel Gompers, Woody Guthrie, "Big Bill" Haywood, Langston Hughes, "Mother" Mary Jones, Martin Luther King Jr., George Meany, A. Philip Randolph, and Carl Sandburg, among others.

In addition to the main narrative, a bibliographical essay directs readers to classic works and cutting-edge scholarship in the field of U.S. labor history as well as to relevant fiction, poetry, and films for further exploration or study. The book's substantial glossary offers clear definitions and thought-provoking mini-essays for almost 200 terms, from the most basic to the most complex and technical.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-157) and index.

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ISBN:
9781573926645
Author:
Le Blanc, Paul
Publisher:
Humanity Books
Author:
LeBlanc, Paul
Author:
Blanc, Paul Le
Location:
Amherst, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Labor and laboring classes
Subject:
Labor leaders
Subject:
Labor movement
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Labor leaders -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Minority Studies - General
Subject:
Labor movement -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Working class -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Revolutionary Studies
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.99x6.04x.62 in. .74 lbs.

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