Signed Edition Sweepstakes

Recently Viewed clear list

Interviews | September 2, 2014

Jill Owens: IMG David Mitchell: The Interview

David MitchellDavid Mitchell's newest mind-bending, time-skipping novel may be his most accomplished work yet. Written in six sections, one per decade, The Bone... Continue »
  1. $21.00 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    The Bone Clocks

    David Mitchell 9781400065677

Qualifying orders ship free.
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Politics- Labor

Other titles in the Haymarket series:

Our Own Time: A History of American Labor & the Working Day


Our Own Time: A History of American Labor & the Working Day Cover


Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Our Own Time retells the story of American labor by focusing on the politics of time and the movements for a shorter working day. It argues that the length of the working day has been the central issue for the American labor movement during its most vigorous periods of activity, uniting workers along lines of craft, gender and ethnicity. The authors hold that the workweek is likely again to take on increased significance as workers face the choice between a society based on free time and one based on alienated work and unemployment.

About the Author

Philip S. Foner (1910-1994) was Professor Emeritus of History at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. He was the author of more than 110 published works, including History of the Labor Movement, Organized Labor and the Black Worker, Women in the American Labor Movement and American Labor Songs of the Nineteenth Century.

David Roediger is Kendrick Babcock Chair of History at the University of Illinois. Among his books are Our Own Time: A History of American Labor and the Working Day (with Philip S. Foner), How Race Survived US History: From Settlement and Slavery to the Obama Phenomenon, and The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class. He is the editor of Fellow Worker: The Life of Fred Thompson, The North and Slavery and Black on White: Black Writers on What It Means to Be White as well as a new edition of Covington Hall’s Labor Struggles in the Deep South. His articles have appeared in New Left Review, Against the Current, Radical History Review, History Workshop Journal, The Progressive and Tennis.

Product Details

Foner, Philip S.
Roediger, David R.
London ;
Hours of labor
Hours of labor -- United States -- History.
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Labor & Industrial Relations
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Haymarket Series
Series Volume:
no. 385
Publication Date:
9 x 6 x 0.88 in 1.2188 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Labor's Time: Shorter Hours, the... New Trade Paper $31.25
  2. In Other Words: Essays Towards a... Used Trade Paper $14.00
  3. Jewish Wife & Other Short Plays Used Trade Paper $2.95
  4. Well Wished Used Trade Paper $5.95
  5. War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
    Used Hardcover $7.50
  6. Brecht and company :sex, politics,... Used Hardcover $12.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General

Our Own Time: A History of American Labor & the Working Day New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$50.25 In Stock
Product details 392 pages Verso - English 9780860919636 Reviews:
  • back to top
Follow us on...

Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at