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  1. 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

  2. Give Us Bread but Give Us Roses

    Working Women's Consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War

    By Sarah Eisenstein

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Women's History

    Rooted in the printed sources of the period, this book reconstructs the attitudes of a pioneer generation of young women to the conflicts brought about by their new experience of employment outside their homes, and to changes in work and family relationships. In the 1890s and after the still...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Woody Guthrie

    Writing America's Songs

    By Ronald D. Cohen

    Series: Routledge Historical Americans

    Woody Guthrie is the most famous and influential folk music composer and performer in the history of the United States. His most popular song, "This Land is Your Land" has become the country's unofficial national anthem, known to every school child since the 1960s. His influence exceeded the realm...

    Published July 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Red Activists and Black Freedom

    James and Esther Jackson and the Long Civil Rights Revolution

    Edited by David Levering Lewis, Michael H. Nash, Daniel J. Leab

    This book deals with the forgotten history of the civil rights movement. The American Left played a significant part in the origins of that movement, whose history has traditionally been focused on the later 1940's and early 1950's. This approach needs serious re-thinking in light of what took...

    Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Labor, Industry, and Regulation during the Progressive Era

    By Daniel E. Saros

    Series: New Political Economy

    The Progressive Era was among the most volatile times for the economy and labor in American History. Daniel E. Saros explores the institutional and economic conditions of this time, revealing new insight into the regulated nature of industry and the conditions of labor. Using the steel industry as...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Heritage, Labour and the Working Classes

    Edited by Laurajane Smith, Paul Shackel, Gary Campbell

    Series: Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

    Heritage, Labour and the Working Classes is both a celebration and commemoration of working class culture. It contains sometimes inspiring accounts of working class communities and people telling their own stories, and weaves together examples of tangible and intangible heritage, place, history,...

    Published June 26th 2011 by Routledge

  7. The Birth of Industrial Britain

    1750-1850, 2nd Edition

    By Kenneth Morgan

    Series: Seminar Studies

    The Industrial Revolution had a profound and lasting effect on socioeconomic and cultural conditions in Britain.The Birth of Industrial Britain examines the impact of early industrialisation on British society in the century before 1850, coinciding with Britain’s transition from a late...

    Published June 1st 2011 by Routledge

  8. Work and Struggle

    Voices from U.S. Labor Radicalism

    Edited by Paul Le Blanc

    Work and Struggle: Voices from U.S. Labor Radicalism focuses on the history of U.S. labor with an emphasis on radical currents, which have been essential elements in the working-class movement from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Showcasing some of labor's most important...

    Published December 7th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The British Working Class 1832-1940

    By Andrew August

    Series: Studies In Modern History

    In this insightful new study, Andrew August examines the British working class in the period when Britain became a mature industrial power, working men and women dominated massive new urban populations, and the extension of suffrage brought them into the political nation for the first time. ...

    Published March 28th 2007 by Routledge

  10. The Professions in Early Modern England, 1450-1800

    Servants of the Commonweal

    By Rosemary O'Day

    Series: Themes In British Social History

    This new history examines the development of the professions in England, centering on churchmen, lawyers, physicians, and teachers. Rosemary O'Day also offers a comparative perspective looking at the experience of Scotland and Ireland and Colonial Virginia....

    Published November 20th 2000 by Routledge