Labor Studies & Work

From its start, Temple University Press has been known for publishing significant titles in labor studies. Given this long history, many of these titles have gone out of print. Thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Press, in collaboration with Temple University Libraries, has reissued 30 outstanding labor studies books in PDF, EPUB, and MOBI formats and made them freely available online. Chosen by an advisory board of scholars, labor studies experts, publishers, and librarians, each book contains a new foreword by a prominent scholar, reflecting on the content and placing it in historical context.

A Needle, a Bobbin, a Strike
A Needle, a Bobbin, a Strike
Women Needleworkers in America
Edited by Joan M. Jensen and Sue Davidson
With a Foreword by Michelle Haberland
Alone in a Crowd
Alone in a Crowd
Women in the Trades Tell Their Stories
Jean Reith Schroedel
With a Foreword by Jane LaTour
Domesticity and Dirt
Domesticity and Dirt
Housewives and Domestic Servants in the United States, 1920-1945
Phyllis Palmer
With a Foreword by Vanessa May
From the Molly Maguires to the United Mine Workers
From the Molly Maguires to the United Mine Workers
The Social Ecology of an Industrial Union, 1869-1897
Harold W. Aurand
With a Foreword by Walter Licht
Immigrant Workers in Industrial France
Immigrant Workers in Industrial France
The Making of a New Laboring Class
Gary S. Cross
With a Foreword by Nancy L. Green
Labor and Capital on the African Copperbelt
Labor and Capital on the African Copperbelt

Jane L. Parpart
With a Foreword by Bill Freund
Labor Education for Women Workers
Labor Education for Women Workers

Edited by Barbara Mayer Wertheimer
With a Foreword by Sheri Davis-Faulkner
Mary Heaton Vorse
Mary Heaton Vorse
The Life of an American Insurgent
Dee Garrison
With a Foreword by Katherine Turk
On Strike at Hormel
On Strike at Hormel
The Struggle for a Democratic Labor Movement
Hardy Green
With a Foreword by Peter Rachleff
Sisterhood and Solidarity
Sisterhood and Solidarity
Workers' Education for Women, 1914-1984
Edited by Joyce L. Kornbluh and Mary Frederickson
With a Foreword by Dorothy Sue Cobble
The American Perception of Class
The American Perception of Class
Reeve Vanneman and Lynn Weber Cannon
With a Foreword by Matt Wray
The Crisis of American Labor
The Crisis of American Labor
Operation Dixie and the Defeat of the CIO
Barbara S. Griffith
With a Foreword by Janet Irons
The Early Colombian Labor Movement
The Early Colombian Labor Movement
Artisans and Politics in Bogota, 1832-1919
David Sowell
With a Foreword by Pamela S. Murray
The Process of Occupational Sex-Typing
The Process of Occupational Sex-Typing
The Feminization of Clerical Labor in Great Britain
Samuel Cohn
With a Foreword by Sharon Hartman Strom
With Our Hands
With Our Hands
The Story of Carpenters in Massachusetts
Mark Erlich with the Research Assistance of David Goldberg
With a Foreword by Miriam Frank
Woman's Place Is at the Typewriter
Woman's Place Is at the Typewriter
Office Work and Office Workers, 1870-1930
Margery W. Davies
With a Foreword by Lisa M. Fine
Work, Community, and Power
Work, Community, and Power
The Experience of Labor in Europe and America, 1900-1925
Edited by James E. Cronin and Carmen Sirianni
With a Foreword by Mary Nolan
Workers and Dissent in the Redwood Empire
Workers and Dissent in the Redwood Empire
Daniel A. Cornford
With a Foreword by William Deverell
Workers' Struggles, Past and Present
Workers' Struggles, Past and Present
A "Radical America" Reader
Edited by James Green
With a Foreword by Paul Buhle
Working People of Philadelphia, 1800-1850
Working People of Philadelphia, 1800-1850
Bruce Laurie
With a Foreword by Sharon McConnell-Sidorick