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Doing History from the Bottom Up: On E.P. Thompson, Howard Zinn, and Rebuilding the Labor Movement from Below

by Staughton Lynd

Staughton Lynd challenges academics to see American history through eyes of the poor and working class participants in history.

Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement

by Thomas Geoghegan

Is labor’s day over or is labor the only real answer for our time? In this new book, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan argues that even as organized labor seems...

The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration

by David Bacon

The story of the growing resistance of Mexican communities to the poverty that forces people to migrate to the United States


People across Mexico are being forced into migration, and while 11 percent of that...

Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering

by Cameron Lynne Macdonald

Shadow Mothers shines new light on an aspect of contemporary motherhood often hidden from view: the need for paid childcare by women returning to the workforce, and the complex bonds mothers forge with the "shadow...

Poverty in America: A Handbook

by John Iceland

Poverty may have always been with us, but it hasn't always been the same. In an in-depth look at trends, patterns, and causes of poverty in the United States, John Iceland combines the latest statistical information,...

The Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism

by Richard Sennett

A Business Week Best Book of the Year.... "A devastating and wholly necessary book."—Studs Terkel, author of Working In The Corrosion of Character, Richard Sennett, "among the country's most distinguished...

Retirement Heist: How Companies Plunder and Profit from the Nest Eggs of American Workers

by Ellen E. Schultz

"'As far as I can determine there is only one solution [to the CEO's demand to save more money]', the HR representative wrote to her superiors. 'That would be the death of all existing retirees.'"

It's no secret...

International Maritime Transport Costs: Market Structures and Network Configurations

by Gordon Wilmsmeier

Based on in-depth empirical research, this book develops our understanding of maritime transport costs, the maritime industry and the competitiveness of regions in a global market environment through a geographical...

Combining paid work and family care

by Teppo Kroger & Sue Yeandle

Highlighting what can be learned from individual experiences, the book analyses the changing welfare and labour market policies which shape the lives of working carers in Finland, Sweden, Australia, England,...

Government Unions and the Bankrupting of America

by Daniel DiSalvo

Government-workers unions have been political juggernauts in the U.S. since the unseen collective-bargaining-rights revolution of the 1960s and ’70s. These unions are different and more powerful than those...

Making Modern Girls: A History of Girlhood, Labor, and Social Development in Colonial Lagos

by Abosede A. George

In Making Modern Girls, Abosede A. George examines the influence of African social reformers and the developmentalist colonial state on the practice and ideology of girlhood as well as its intersection with...

European Integration and Rural Development: Actors, Institutions and Power

by Michael Kull

To understand fully the process of European integration, it is necessary to consider developments at the sub-national and local level. EU integration scholars have been examining the local level using the concept...

The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Worker's Movement

by Stanley Aronowitz

The decline of the American union movement—and how it can revive, by a leading analyst of labor

Union membership in the United States has fallen below 11 percent, the lowest rate since before the New Deal....

Education of an American Liberal

by Lucille Milner

Lucille Milner describes her early years as a reformer. She documents her work as a co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union and work with other progressive organizations.

The EU's Government of Industries: Markets, Institutions and Politics

by Bernard Jullien & Andy Smith

To what extent is business activity governed at a European scale? Since the advent of the recent economic crisis, the EU's choices about the euro, debt ratios and interest rates have caught the headlines and...

Slaves Into Workers: Emancipation and Labor in Colonial Sudan

by Ahmad Alawad Sikainga

In the Sudan, native Sudanese slaves served Sudanese masters until the region was conquered by the Turks, who practiced slavery on an institutional scale. When the British took over the Sudan in 1898, they officially...

Port-City Interplays in China

by James Jixian Wang

China has progressed dramatically since 1978 when the country started its economic reforms and opened up to the world economy. It took only three decades for China to develop from a closed, centrally planned...

Linking Networks: The Formation of Common Standards and Visions for Infrastructure Development

by Martin Schiefelbusch & Hans-Liudger Dienel

Presenting recent research on the international integration of infrastructures in Europe, this book combines general and methodological chapters and examples from different a variety of sectors such as transport,...

Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big: The 1937 Woolworth's Sit-Down

by Dana Frank

The first successful all women sit-in conducted by 'the counter girls' at the Detroit Woolworth's during the Great Depression.

Fiscal Austerity and Innovation in Local Governance in Europe

by Carlos Nunes Silva & Ján| Bucek

Following the financial crisis and subsequent impacts of economic slowdown and austerity, the emergence of new local governance models and innovation is a very timely issue. The same goes for identifying new...