Labor history titles

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Jun 12 14:52:40 MDT 2001


The Labor History discussion list recently asked for recommended readings
on labor history that would interest "non-specialists."  The following list
summarizes the items proposed by those professors who made recommendations.
I forward it to you on the IRRA ListServ as some recommended "Summer
Reading at the Beach!" Enjoy! Bill Canak

Adler, William
Land of Opportunity: One Family's Quest for the American Dream in the Age
of Crack

Babson, Steve
The Unfinished Struggle: Turning Points in American Labor, 1877-Present

Bain, David
Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

Compa, Lance
Unfair Advantage: Worker's Freedom of Association in the United States
under International Human Rights Standards

Cowie, Jefferson
Capital Moves: RCA's 70-Year Quest for Cheap Labor

Crittenden, Ann
The Price of Motherhood: Why the  Most important Job in the World is Still
the Least Valued

Denning, Michael
The Cultural Front: The Laboring of American Culture in the Twentieth Century

Dowd, Douglas
Capitalism and Its Economics

Ehrenreich, Barbara
Nickled and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in Boom-time America

Folbre, Nancy
The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values

Godfried, Nathan
WCFL, Chicago's Voice of Labor, 1926-1978

Gyory, Andrew
Closing the Gate: Race, Politics, and the Chinese Exclusion Act (Bill Issel)

Hapke, Laura
Labor's Text: The Worker in American Fiction

Hartigan, John
Racial Situations: Class Predicaments of Whiteness in Detroit

Horne, Gerald
Class Struggle in Hollywood, 1930-1950

Jameson, Elizabeth
All That Glitters: Class, Conflict, and Community in Cripple Creek

Johnson, Susan
Roaring Camp: The Social World of the California Gold Rush

Johnson, Walter
Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market

Juravich, Tom
Ravenswood: The Steelworkers: Victory and the Revival of American Labor

Kelley, Robin
To Make Our Anew: A History of African Americans

Lannon, Albert
Fight or Be Slaves: the history of the Oakland-East Bay Labor Movement

Lause, Mark [Marxism list subscriber]
The Civil War's Last Campaign: James B. Weaver, The Greenback-Labor Party &
The Politics Of Race And Section

Lazerow, Jama
Religion And The Working Class In Antebellum America

Lichtenstein, Nelson
Walter Reuther: The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit

Linebaugh, Peter
The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History
of the Revolutionary Atlantic

Lipsitz, George
Rainbow At Midnight: Labor And Culture in the 1940s

Lorence, James
The Suppression of 'Salt of the Earth:' How Hollywood, Big Labor and
Politicians Blacklisted a Movie in Cold War America

Lorence, James
Organizing the Unemployed: Community and Union Activists in the Industrial
Heartland

MacLeod, Alistair
Island: The Complete Stories

McCartin, Joseph
Labor's Great War

Messer-Kruse, Timothy
The Yankee International: Marxism and the American reform tradition,
1848-1876

Metzgar, Jack
Striking Steel

Mirel, Jeffrey
The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System: Detroit, 1907-81, 2nd ed.

Nelson, Bruce
Divided We Stand: American Workers and the Struggle for Black Equality

Peck, Gunther
Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones and Immigrant Workers in the North
American West 1880-1930

Plotke, David
Building A Democratic Political Order

Ross, Steven
Working Class Hollywood: Silent Film And The Shaping of Class in America

Smith, Suzanne
Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit

Stein, Judith
Running Steel, Running America

Sugrue, Thomas
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit

Vaught, David
Cultivating California: Growers, Specialty Crops, and Labor, 1875-1920

Weir, Robert
Beyond Labor's veil: the culture of the Knights of Labor

Zieger, Bob
The CIO


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