Skip to Content

Books by Subject

Labor History Books

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 27 new and published books in the subject of Labor History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

For books that are not yet published; please browse forthcoming books.

New and Published Books

  1. The History of Migration in Europe

    Perspectives from Economics, Politics and Sociology

    Edited by Francesca Fauri

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    The History of Migration in Europe belies several myths by arguing, for example, that immobility has not been the "normal" condition of people before the modern era. Migration (far from being an income-maximizing choice taken by lone individuals) is often a household strategy, and local wages...

    Published October 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Coal-Mining Women in Japan

    Heavy Burdens

    By W. Donald Burton

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    In the years Bbetween the Meiji Restoration in 1868 and the beginning of the war mobilization boom in 1930, collieries in Europe and America embraced new technologies and had long since been excluded women from working underground. In Japan, however, mining women witnessed no significant changes in...

    Published October 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Labour Market Economics (Routledge Revivals)

    By D Sapsford

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1981, Labour Market Economics develops the basic economic theory of introductory courses within the context of labour market analysis and applies it both to particular features and special problems of the subject. The author begins by outlining the nature of the area and the...

    Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. A History of the Workplace

    Environment and Health at Stake

    Edited by Lars Bluma, Judith Rainhorn

    Series: Nano and Energy

    Interest in the history of the workplace is on the rise. Recent work in this area has combined traditional methods and theories of social history with new approaches and new questions. It constitutes a ‘topical contact zone’, a particularly dynamic field of research at the junction of social...

    Published September 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Women, Work, and Protest

    A Century of U.S. Women's Labor History

    Edited by Ruth Milkman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    As paid work becomes increasingly central in women’s lives, the history of their labor struggles assumes more and more importance. This volume represents the best of the new feminist scholarship in twentieth-century U.S. women’s labor history. Fourteen original essays illuminate the complex...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  6. German Immigration and Servitude in America, 1709-1920

    By Farley Grubb

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book provides the most comprehensive history of German migration to North America for the period 1709 to 1920 than has been done before. Employing state-of-the-art methodological and statistical techniques, the book has two objectives. First he explores how the recruitment and shipping...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Fit Work for Women

    Edited by Sandra Burman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    This book presents a collection of papers which discuss the origins of the domestic ideal and its effects on activities usually undertaken by women: not only on women’s wage work, but also on activities either not defined as work or accorded an ambiguous status. It discusses the formation of the...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Homestead Strike

    Labor, Violence, and American Industry

    By Paul Kahan

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    On July 6, 1892, three hundred armed Pinkerton agents arrived in Homestead, Pennsylvania to retake the Carnegie Steelworks from the company's striking workers. As the agents tried to leave their boats, shots rang out and a violent skirmish began. The confrontation at Homestead was a turning point...

    Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Markets and Manufacture in Early Industrial Europe (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Maxine Berg

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This edited collection, first published in 1991, focuses on the commercial relations, marketing structures and development of consumption that accompanied early industrial expansion. The papers examine aspects of industrial structure and work organisation, including women’s work, and highlight the...

    Published July 25th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Rethinking Labour in Africa, Past and Present

    Edited by Lynn Schler, Louise Bethlehem, Galia Sabar

    This book offers a broad range of perspectives on major transformations in the research of labor in Africa contexts over the last twenty years. This is a groundbreaking work by social scientists and historians; adopting innovative paradigms in the study of African laborers,...

    Published May 30th 2013 by Routledge