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Undervalued Dissent

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

Stairway to Empire

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

Enough Blame to Go Around

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

Rebellious Histories

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

Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle

By Ursula McTaggart
Subjects: History

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

Making Globalization Work for Women

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

Precarious Liberation

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

Steel and Steelworkers

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

Rethinking the Labor Process

This diverse collection rethinks and reinvigorates the field of labor process.

Militancy, Market Dynamics, and Workplace Authority

This book is an account of the political economy of labor relations in the U. S. automobile industry from the end of World War II to the 1970s. Zetka develops a sophisticated paradigm of hegemonic and ...

Democratic Miners

Democratic Miners traces the history of work and labor relations in the anthracite coal industry, focusing on conditions that led up to, and followed, the famous strike of 1902. That strike, an epic five-and-a-half-month ...