Labor Studies and Work

“A Road to Peace and Freedom”

The International Workers Order and the Struggle for Economic Justice and Civil Rights, 1930-1954

Robert M. Zecker

The history of the International Workers Order’s struggle to enact a social-democratic, racially egalitarian vision for America

384 pages | 6 x 9 | 14 halftones

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AFSCME's Philadelphia Story

Municipal Workers and Urban Power in the Twentieth Century

Francis Ryan

A history of the largest union in the AFL-CIO and its growth in a major American city

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 2 figures, 30 halftones

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Against Capital in the Twenty-First Century

A Reader of Radical Undercurrents

Edited by John Asimakopoulos and Richard Gilman-Opalsky

A broad, nonsectarian collection of anti-capitalist thinking, featuring landmark contributions both classic and contemporary

358 pages | 6 x 9

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Against the Deportation Terror

Organizing for Immigrant Rights in the Twentieth Century

Rachel Ida Buff

Reveals the formerly little-known history of multiracial immigrant rights organizing in the United States

298 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 figures, 18 halftones, 1 map

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The Age of Experiences

Harnessing Happiness to Build a New Economy

Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt

How the booming experience and transformation economies can generate happiness—and jobs

308 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 4 figures

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Becoming Entitled

Relief, Unemployment, and Reform during the Great Depression

Abigail Trollinger

Chronicles Americans’ shift in thinking about government social insurance programs during the Great Depression

232 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 table, 4 halftones

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Between Women

Domestics and Their Employers

Judith Rollins

A study of the unique relationship between women employers and employees

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Black Corporate Executives

The Making and Breaking of a Black Middle Class

Sharon M. Collins

A revealing study of the promising entry of Blacks into managerial ranks in corporations and the disappointing trend that tracked them into increasingly vulnerable jobs

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 5 tables 3 figures

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Broken Promise

The Subversion of U.S. Labor Relations Policy, 1947-1994

James A. Gross

This inside look at government regulations analyzes the failure of the Wagner-Taft-Hartley Act

422 pages | 6 x 9

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The Business of Practicing Law

The Work Lives of Solo and Small-Firm Attorneys

Carroll Seron

A compelling portrait of the dilemmas and work lives of solo and small-firm attorneys

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables 1 figure

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Challenging the Chip

Labor Rights and Environmental Justice in the Global Electronics Industry

Edited by Ted Smith, David Sonnenfeld, and David Naguib Pellow

A revealing look at the dark side of the electronics industry and global efforts to move it toward greater sustainability and accountability

376 pages | 6 x 9 | 22 tables, 6 figures, 37 halftones, 3 maps

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Chaos on the Shop Floor

A Worker's View of Quality, Productivity, and Management

Tom Juravich

160 pages

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Cheap Amusements

Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York

Kathy Peiss

The dilemmas of work and leisure for women at the turn-of-the-century

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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Cheaper by the Hour

Temporary Lawyers and the Deprofessionalization of the Law

Robert A. Brooks

How attorneys' work is deprofessionalized, downgraded, and controlled through part-time and temporary assignments

234 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 table

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Clean Air and Good Jobs

U.S. Labor and the Struggle for Climate Justice

Todd E. Vachon

Examining the growing participation by labor activists, leaders, and unions in the fight to address climate change, jobs, and justice

298 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 9 figures

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