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Engineering Culture

By: Kunda, Gideon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TEMPLE UNIV PR: 3/26/2011

Seller ID: 9781592135462

ISBN: 1592135463

Condition: USED


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Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the

By: Laskas, Jeanne MArie

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Publisher: BERKLEY PUB GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780425267271

ISBN: 042526727X

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An Oprah.com "Must-Read Book" In "Hidden America," award-winning journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas dives deep into her subjects and emerges with character-driven stories about the people who make our lives run every day--and yet we barely think of them. Take the men of Hopedale Mining company in Cadiz, Ohio. Laskas spent several weeks with them, both below and above ground, and by the end, you will know not only about their work, but about Pap and his dying mom, Smitty and the mail-order bride who stood him up at the airport, and Scotty and his thwarted dreams of becoming a boxing champ... View more info

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Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take On the Global Factory

By: Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon

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Seller ID: 9780896086388

ISBN: 0896086380

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In this up-close and personal look at the heroines who make family, community, and society tick, Miriam Ching Yoon Louie showcases immigrant women workers speaking out for themselves, in their own words. While public outrage over sweatshops builds in intensity, this book shows us who these workers really are and how they are leading campaigns to fight for their rights.In-depth, accessible analyses of the immigration, labor, and trade policies, which together have forced these women into the most dangerous, poorly paid jobs, dovetail with vivid portraits of the women themselves. Louie, a ... View more info

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We Are All Leaders: The Alternative Unionism of the Early 1930s (Working Class i

By: Lynd, Staughton

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR:

Seller ID: 0252065476

ISBN: 0252065476

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London Labour and the London Poor

By: Mayhew, Henry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/17/2012

Seller ID: 9780140432411

ISBN: 0140432418

Condition: USED


Unflinching reports of London's poor from a prolific and influential English writer"London Labour and the London Poor" originated in a series of articles, later published in four volumes, written for the "Morning Chronicle" in 1849 and 1850 when journalist Henry Mayhew was at the height of his career. Mayhew aimed simply to report the realities of the poor from a compassionate and practical outlook. This penetrating selection shows how well he succeeded: the underprivileged of London become extraordinarily and often shockingly alive. View more info

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L.A. Story: Immigrant Workers And the Future of the U.S. Labor Movement

By: Milkman, Ruth

Price: $9.50

Publisher: RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION:

Seller ID: 9780871546357

ISBN: 0871546353

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McDonaldization of Society

By: Ritzer, George

Price: $14.50

Publisher: SAGE PUBN:

Edition: 8

Seller ID: 9781483358949

ISBN: 1483358941

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Copper Crucible: How the Arizona Miners' Strike of 1983 Recast Labor-Management

By: Rosenblum, Jonathan D.

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Seller ID: 9780875463322

ISBN: 0875463320

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Eight Hours for What We Will: Workers and Leisure in an Industrial City, 1870-19

By: Rosenzweig, Ron

Price: $7.00

Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780521313971

ISBN: 052131397X

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In the first comprehensive study of American working-class recreation, Professor Rosenzweig takes us to the saloons, the ethnic and church picnics, the parks and playgrounds, the amusement parks, and the movie houses where industrial workers spent their leisure hours. Focusing on the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, he describes the profound changes that popular leisure underwent. Explaining what these pastimes and amusements tell us about the nature of working-class culture and class relations in this era, he demonstrates that in order fully to understand the working class experience it is n... View more info

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Roots of Steel: Boom and Bust in an American Mill Town

By: Rudacille, Deborah

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780375423680

ISBN: 0375423680

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When Deborah Rudacille was a child growing up in the working-class town of Dundalk, Maryland, a worker at the local Sparrows Point steel mill made more than enough to comfortably support a family. But in the decades since, the decline of American manufacturing has put tens of thousands out of work and left the people of Dundalk pondering the broken promise of the American dream. In "Roots of Steel, "Rudacille combines personal narrative, interviews with workers, and extensive research to capture the character and history of this once-prosperous community. She takes us from Sparrows Point's... View more info

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Glassworkers of Carmaux

By: Scott, Joan Wallace

Price: $4.00

Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR: 8/8/2017

Seller ID: 0674354419

ISBN: 0674354419

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Hidden Injuries of Class

By: Sennett, Richard/Cobb, Jonatha

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 0394719409

ISBN: 0394719409

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Making of the English Working Class

By: Thompson, E.P.

Price: $6.50

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 1/15/2013

Seller ID: 9780394703220

ISBN: 0394703227

Condition: USED


"Thompson's book has been called controversial, but perhaps only because so many have forgotten how explosive England was during the Regency and the early reign of Victoria. Without any reservation, The Making of the English Working Class is the most important study of those days since the classic work of the Hammonds."--"Commentary" "Mr. Thompson's deeply human imagination and controlled passion help us to recapture the agonies, heroisms and illusions of the working class as it made itself. No one interested in the history of the English people should fail to read his book."--London "Time... View more info

Rebels on the Range

By: Thurner, Arthur W.

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 8735679

ISBN: 8735679

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Triangle: The Fire that Changed America

By: von Drehle, David

Price: $5.99

Publisher: ATLANTIC MONTHLY PR: 3/1/2011

Seller ID: 9780802141514

ISBN: 080214151X

Condition: USED


On a beautiful spring day, March 25, 1911, workers were preparing to leave the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village when a fire started. Within minutes it consumed the building's upper three stories. Firemen who arrived at the scene were unable to rescue those trapped inside. The final toll was 146-123 of them women. It was the worst disaster in New York City history until September 11, 2001. Harrowing yet compulsively readable, Triangle is both a chronicle of the fire and a vibrant portrait of an entire age. Waves of Jewish and Italian immigrants inundated New York in t... View more info