Racializing Class, Classifying Race: Labour and Difference in Britain, the USA and Africa

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Palgrave Macmillan, 2000 - History - 250 pages
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The ten essays in this book explore the intersection of race and class in the study of labor on three continents. Leading scholars examine the way in which working-class identities took shape and changed over time in a variety of settings from the sea ports of southern Africa to the copper mining region of the American southwest. Engaged with debates in current scholarship yet accessible to a general audience, these essays deepen an understanding of the international dimension of labor history.

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Peter Alexander is Lecturer in Sociology at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.

Rick Halpern is Reader in the History of the United States at University College of London.