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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 24 new and published books in the subject of Labor History — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. International Trade Unionism (Routledge Revivals)

    By Charles Levinson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    As Secretary General of the ICF and previously Assistant General Secretary of the IMF, Charles Levinson played an important part in developing the countervailing labour response to the multinational corporations. His earlier work, Capital, Inflation and the Multinationals (Routledge Revivals, 2013)...

    Published May 29th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing

    Edited by Patricia D'Antonio, Julie A. Fairman, Jean C. Whelan

    The Routledge Handbook on the Global History of Nursing brings together leading scholars and scholarship to capture the state of the art and science of nursing history, as a generation of researchers turn to the history of nursing with new paradigms and methodological tools. Inviting readers to...

    Published May 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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 March 27th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Belonging in Europe - The African Diaspora and Work

    Edited by Caroline Bressey, Hakim Adi

    This publication does not just mark the presence of black people in Europe, but brings research to a new stage by making connections across Europe through the experience of work and labour. The working experience for black peoples in Europe was not just confined to ports and large urban areas –...

    Published March 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Empire, Industry and Class

    The Imperial Nexus of Jute, 1840-1940

    By Anthony Cox

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    Presenting a new approach towards the social history of working classes in the imperial context, this book looks at the formation of working classes in Scotland and Bengal. It analyses the trajectory of labour market formation, labour supervision, cultures of labour and class formation between two...

    Published December 11th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 October 9th 2012 by Routledge