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A Short History of the US Working Class - From Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century - cover

A Short History of the US Working Class - From Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century

Paul Le Blanc

Publisher: Haymarket Books

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“His aim is to make the history of labor in the U.S. more accessible to students and the general reader. He succeeds” (Booklist).   In a blend of economic, social, and political history, Paul Le Blanc shows how important labor issues have been, and continue to be, in the forging of our nation.   Within a broad analytical framework, he highlights issues of class, gender, race, and ethnicity, and includes the views of key figures of United States labor. The result is a thought-provoking look at centuries of American history from a perspective that is too often ignored or forgotten.   “An excellent overview, enhanced by a valuable glossary.” —Elaine Bernard, director of the Harvard Trade Union Program

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