Work, culture, and society in industrializing America: essays in American working-class and social history

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Vintage Books, 1976 - History - 343 pages
quot;all share a common theme -- a concern to explain the beliefs and behavior of American working people in the several decades that saw this nation transformed into a powerful industrial capitalist society." The subjects range widely-from the Lowell, Massachusetts, mill girls to the patterns of violence in scattered railroad strikes prior to 1877 to the neglected role black coal miners played in the formative years of the UMW to the difficulties encountered by capitalists in imposing decisions upon workers. In his discussions of each of these, Gutman offers penetrating new interpretations of the signficance of class and race, religion and ideology in the American labor movement.

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HERBERT G. GUTMAN (1928-85) was Distinguished Professor of History in the Graduate College of the City University of New York and the author of The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925, Work, Culture, and Society, and Power and Culture.