Getting Work: Philadelphia, 1840-1950

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University of Pennsylvania Press, Jan 17, 2000 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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"An engagingly written, thorough examination of the . . . day-to-day working of the labor market."—Journal of Economic History

  

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Contents

Particularities
1
Entering the World of Work
17
Schools and Work
57
Agencies
98
Firms
141
The State
174
Losing Work and Coping
220
Conclusion
256
Primary Sources
265
Notes
267
Index
313
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Walter Licht is Professor of History and Associate Dean at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Working for the Railroad: The Organization of Work in the Nineteenth Century (recipient of the Philip Taft Labor History Prize), Industrializing America: The Nineteenth Century, and coauthor of Work Sights: Industrial Philadelphia, 1890-1950.

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