Learning to Labor: How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs

Front Cover
Columbia University Press, 1977 - Family & Relationships - 226 pages
9 Reviews

Few aspects of American military history have been as vigorously debated as Harry Truman's decision to use atomic bombs against Japan. In this carefully crafted volume, Michael Kort describes the wartime circumstances and thinking that form the context for the decision to use these weapons, surveys the major debates related to that decision, and provides a comprehensive collection of key primary source documents that illuminate the behavior of the United States and Japan during the closing days of World War II.

Kort opens with a summary of the debate over Hiroshima as it has evolved since 1945. He then provides a historical overview of thye events in question, beginning with the decision and program to build the atomic bomb. Detailing the sequence of events leading to Japan's surrender, he revisits the decisive battles of the Pacific War and the motivations of American and Japanese leaders. Finally, Kort examines ten key issues in the discussion of Hiroshima and guides readers to relevant primary source documents, scholarly books, and articles.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
3
4 stars
1
3 stars
2
2 stars
3
1 star
0

Review: Learning to Labor: How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs

User Review  - Simone - Goodreads

The ethnography was a good look into the types of resistance that teachers see in schools and an interesting glimpse into the lives of school-aged boys. Read full review

Review: Learning to Labor: How Working Class Kids Get Working Class Jobs

User Review  - Erin Reilly-Sanders - Goodreads

The first part about the research is readable and reveals a generous amount of actual transcripts of conversation so that you can get a good feel for the research. the only problem is that the culture ... Read full review

Contents

IV
1
V
4
VI
9
VII
11
VIII
22
IX
26
X
29
XI
33
XXI
117
XXII
119
XXIV
126
XXV
145
XXVII
147
XXVIII
152
XXIX
160
XXX
161

XII
43
XIII
47
XIV
52
XV
59
XVI
89
XVIII
95
XIX
99
XX
106
XXXI
163
XXXII
166
XXXIII
171
XXXIV
176
XXXV
185
XXXVI
200
XXXVII
222
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1977)

Laura Doan is Associate Professor of English at SUNY Geneseo. She is the editor of Old Maids to Radical Spinsters: Unmarried Women in the Twentieth-Century Novel.

Bibliographic information