A Short History of the U.S. Working Class

, by
A Short History of the U.S. Working Class by Le Blanc, Paul, 9781573926645
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9781573926645 | 1573926647
  • Cover: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 10/1/1999
  • Rent Textbook


    Rent Book Button
    *This item is part of an exclusive publisher rental program and requires an additional convenience fee. This fee will be reflected in the shopping cart.
  • Buy Used Textbook

    Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days

    Buy Used Button
  • Buy New Textbook

    Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days

    Buy New Button
Noting that standard accounts of US history often pay little attention to the working class, labour historian Paul Le Blanc presents a colourful, fact-filled history that concentrates on the struggles and achievements of that often neglected labouring majority. In a blend of economic, social, and political history, Le Blanc shows how important labour issues have been and continue to be in the forging of our nation's history. Within a broad analytical framework he highlights issues of class, gender, race, and ethnicity, and includes the views of key figures of US labour -- Cesar Chavez, Eugene V Debs, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Samuel Gompers, Woody Guthrie, 'Big Bill' Haywood, Langston Hughes, 'Mother' Mary Jones, Martin Luther King Jr., George Meany, A. Philip Randolph, and Carl Sandburg, among others. In addition to the main narrative, a bibliographical essay directs readers to classic works and cutting-edge scholarship in the field of US labour history as well as to relevant fiction, poetry, and films for further exploration or study. The book's substantial glossary offers clear definitions and thought-provoking mini-essays for almost 200 terms, from the most basic to the most complex and technical.

You might also enjoy...

Loading Icon

Please wait while the item is added to your bag...
Continue Shopping Button
Checkout Button
Loading Icon
Continue Shopping Button