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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Closing the Book on Homework

Enhancing Public Education and Freeing Family Time

John Buell

A ringing indictment of homework and what can replace it

176 pages | 5.5 x 8.25

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