Synopses & Reviews
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.
Table of Contents
Contributors1. Introduction Donna Haverty-Stacke and Daniel J. Walkowitz.PART I. CURRENT RESEARCH2. Memoirs of an Invalid: James Miller and the Making of the British-American Empire during the Seven Years' War Peter Way 3. Losing the Middle Ground: Strikebreakers and Labor Protest on the Southwestern Railroads Theresa Case4. Rethinking Working-Class Politics in Comparative-Transnational Contexts Shelton Stromquist 5. No Common Creed: White Working-Class Protestantisms and the CIO's Operation Dixie Ken Fones-Wolf and Elizabeth Fones-Wolf6. A. Philip Randolph, Black Anticommunism, and the Race Question Eric Arnesen 7. The Contextualization of a Moment in CIO History: The Mine-Mill Battle in the Connecticut Brass Valley During World War II Steve Rosswurm 8. Organizing the Carework Economy: When the Private Becomes Public Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein 9. Solvents of Solidarity: Political Economy, Collective Action, and the Crisis of Organized Labor, 1968-2005 Joseph McCartinPART II. NEW DIRECTIONS IN U.S. LABOR HISTORY10. 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 Liz Faue 12. The Limits of Work And The Subject of Labor History Zach Schwartz-Weinstein PART III. RESOURCESChronology Resources Further Reading Index