Race and Ethnicity in United States Labor Struggles, 1835-1960
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Labor Divided is the first anthology on race, ethnicity and the history of American working-class struggles to give substantial attention to the experiences of African-American, Asian, and Hispanic workers as well as to the experiences of workers from European backgrounds. The essays in Labor Divided cover a time period of more than a century. They focus on the experiences of service workers as well as factory workers, women as well as men. Because the American labor force presently is absorbing significant numbers of workers from abroad, and especially Asian and Hispanic workers, this volume will be of great interest to readers seeking historical perspectives on contemporary economic developments.
Robert Asher is Professor of History at The University of Connecticut. Charles Stephenson is Associate Professor of History at Central Connecticut State University. They are editors of Life and Labor: Dimensions of American Working-Class History published by SUNY Press.