Major Problems in the History of American Workers: Documents and Essays

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Eileen Boris, Nelson Lichtenstein
Houghton Mifflin, 2003 - Education - 562 pages
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This text, designed for courses in US labor history or the history of American workers, presents a carefully selected group of readings that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

Major Problems in the History of American Workers follows the proven Major Problems format, with 14–15 chapters per volume, a combination of documents and essays, chapter introductions, headnotes, and suggested readings.

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Eileen Boris, professor of history at University of California, Santa Barbara, received her Ph.D. from Brown University in 1981. Her areas of expertise are American social and cultural history, with an emphasis on women's history. She is widely recognized as a labor historian and has published a book on art and labor, co-edited a volume on paid labor at home, and written articles for numerous journals. She also serves on the Board of the Coordinating Committee on Women in the Historical Profession/Conference on Women's History.

Nelson Lichtenstein, professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974. His area of expertise is 20th-century U.S. history. He is also widely recognized as a labor historian and has written books and articles in this field. He is the author of a study of the CIO during World War II, co-editor of a volume on labor in the automobile industry and a book on industrial democracy. His articles have appeared in numerous journals.

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