A Short History of the U.S. Working Class: From Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century
LeBlanc (Carlow College) blends economic, social, intellectual, cultural, and political history in analysis that encompasses views of key figures of US labor. His broad analytical framework spotlights issues of class, gender, and race. A bibliographical essay directs readers to classic and recent works in US labor history as well as relevant fiction, film, and videos. A glossary provides definitions and mini-essays for some 200 basic and technical terms.
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