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Overcoming Niagara
Overcoming Niagara (February 2018)
Canals, Commerce, and Tourism in the Niagara-Great Lakes Borderland Region, 1792–1837
Janet Dorothy Larkin - Author

Analyzes the nineteenth-century canal age in the Niagara–Great Lakes borderland region as a transnational phenomenon.

In Overcoming Niagara Janet Dorothy Larkin analyzes the canal age from the perspective of the Niagara–Great Lakes borderland between 1792 and 1837. She shows what drove the transportation revolution, not the conventional story of westward expansion and the international/metropolitan rivalry b...(Read More)
 
 
Undervalued Dissent
Undervalued Dissent (December 2016)
Informal Workers' Politics in India
Manjusha Nair - Author

Uses two case studies to demonstrate how neoliberal reforms in India have de-democratized labor politics.

Historically, the Indian state has not offered welfare and social rights to all of its citizens, yet a remarkable characteristic of its polity has been the ability of citizens to dissent in a democratic way. In Undervalued Dissent, Manjusha Nair argues that this democratic space has been vanishing slowly. Based on ext...(Read More)
 
 
Enough Blame to Go Around
Enough Blame to Go Around (January 2014)
The Labor Pains of New York City's Public Employee Unions
Richard Steier - Author

Veteran labor journalist Richard Steier explores the tensions between New York City’s public employee unions, their critics, and city and state politicians.

Since 1980 Richard Steier has had a unique vantage point to observe the gains, losses, and struggles of municipal labor unions in New York City. He has covered those unions and city government as a reporter and labor columnist for the New York ...(Read More)
 
 
Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle
Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle (March 2012)
Radicalism's Primitive and Industrial Rhetoric
Ursula McTaggart - Author

Examines the metaphors of the “primitive” and the “industrial” in the rhetoric and imagery of anticapitalist American radical and revolutionary movements.

Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle traces the history of industrial and primitive metaphors in radical American political activism from the 1960s to the present. Focusing on the Black Panther Party; the League of Revolutionary ...(Read More)
 
 
Rebellious Histories
Rebellious Histories (March 2012)
The Amistad Slave Revolt and the Cultures of Late Twentieth-Century Black Transnationalism
Matthew J. Christensen - Author

Traces the emergence of creative texts focusing on the nineteenth-century slave trade to make sense of the radicalized effects of global capitalism.

From the early 1970s to the mid-1990s, playwrights, novelists, filmmakers, visual artists, and prison writers from Sierra Leone and the United States brought a new attention to the events of the 1839 Amistad shipboard slave rebellion. As a testament of the h...(Read More)
 
 
Making Globalization Work for Women
Making Globalization Work for Women (November 2011)
The Role of Social Rights and Trade Union Leadership
Valentine M. Moghadam - Editor
Suzanne Franzway - Editor
Mary Margaret Fonow - Editor

Explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women.

Making Globalization Work for Women explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women in a global context. Looking at labor policies and interviews with people in unions and nongovernmental organizations, the essays diagnose the problems faced by women workers across the world and assess the progress that un...(Read More)
 
 
Precarious Liberation
Precarious Liberation (June 2011)
Workers, the State, and Contested Social Citizenship in Postapartheid South Africa
Franco Barchiesi - Author

2012 CLR James Award, presented by the Working Class Studies Association

Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.

Millions of black South African workers struggled against apartheid to redeem employment and production from a history of abuse, insecurity, and racial ...(Read More)
 
 
Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition
Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition (September 2010)
Factory Women in Malaysia
Aihwa Ong - Author
Carla Freeman - Introduction

New edition of the classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.

In the two decades since its original publication, Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline has become a classic in the fields of anthropology, labor, gender and globalization studies. Based on intensive fieldwork, the book captures a moment of profound transformation for rural Muslim women even as their labor helped laun...(Read More)
 
 
Stairway to Empire
Stairway to Empire (April 2009)
Lockport, the Erie Canal, and the Shaping of America
Patrick McGreevy - Author

The story of the Erie Canal’s completion and its place in the larger narrative of American modernity and progress.

The stunning achievement of the Erie Canal’s completion is brought to life in this riveting story. In the spring of 1821, thousands of workers descended on the isolated village of Lockport, New York, twenty miles east of Niagara Falls. Their goal was to dig and blast a waterway through t...(Read More)
 
 
Steel and Steelworkers
Steel and Steelworkers (April 2002)
Race and Class Struggle in Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh
John Hinshaw - Author

Breaks new ground in the study of an industry and region crucial to the history of American industrial capitalism.

Steel and Steelworkers
is a fascinating account of the forces that shaped Pittsburgh, big business, and labor through the city's rapid industrialization in the mid-nineteenth century, its lengthy era of industrial “maturity,” its precipitous deindustrialization toward the end of the twentieth ...(Read More)
 
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