9781565847767

From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend : A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States

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    9781565847767

  • ISBN10:

    1565847768

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2003
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services

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Summary

A "marvelously informed, carefully-crafted, far-ranging history of working people" (Noam Chomsky). Hailed in a starred Publishers Weekly review as a work of "impressive even-handedness and analytic acuity...that gracefully handles a broad range of subject matter," From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend is the first comprehensive look at American history through the prism of working people. From indentured servants and slaves in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake to high-tech workers in contemporary Silicon Valley, the book "[puts] a human face on the people, places, events, and social conditions that have shaped the evolution of organized labor" (Library Journal). From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend also "thoroughly includes the contributions of women, Native Americans, African Americans, immigrants, and minorities, and considers events often ignored in other histories," writes Booklist, which adds that "thirty pages of stirring drawings by 'comic journalist' Joe Sacco add an unusual dimension to the book."

Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgments xi
List of Illustrations
xiv
List of Abbreviations
xv
Labor in Colonial America: The Bound and the Free
1(23)
Legacies of Conquest
4(2)
Indentured Labor in British Colonies
6(3)
Slavery
9(4)
Free Labor
13(3)
Unruly Labor
16(8)
The American Revolution
24(28)
From Resistance to Independence
25(6)
The People's War and the Gentlemen's Republic
31(12)
Republican Legacies
43(9)
Slavery and Freedom in the New Republic
52(33)
``If You Can't Fight, Kick''
54(5)
Wage Workers and Activism
59(7)
Solidarity and Fragmentation
66(9)
Westward Expansion and Irrepressible Conflict
75(10)
Civil War and Reconstruction
85(25)
The Civil War
86(6)
Southern Reconstruction and Counterrevolution
92(5)
Labor Movements and Struggles
97(7)
Whose Government?
104(6)
Labor Versus Monopoly in the Gilded Age
110(28)
Industrial Capitalism: Consolidation and Crisis
113(3)
The Working Classes
116(5)
The Knights of Labor
121(6)
The American Federation of Labor
127(7)
Populism and Racism
134(4)
Labor and Empire
138(36)
Empire Abroad, Empire at Home
138(7)
The Labor Movement in the Progressive Era
145(15)
The Great War
160(5)
The War's Aftermath
165(9)
America, Inc.
174(18)
The Roaring Twenties
175(8)
The Labor Movement of the Twenties
183(3)
Early Years of the Great Depression
186(3)
Labor Rising
189(3)
Labor on the March
192(29)
Grassroots Unionism
194(8)
The Rise of the CIO
202(13)
Whose America?
215(6)
Hot War, Cold War
221(25)
America at War
224(7)
The Postwar World
231(9)
``Big Labor''
240(6)
The Sixties
246(30)
In the Spirit of Montgomery
247(5)
``Power to the People''
252(7)
The Sixties in the Workplace
259(11)
A House Divided
270(6)
Hard Times
276(32)
Lean and Mean
277(5)
Race to the Bottom
282(10)
Fighting Back
292(16)
Brave New World
308(23)
Making Change
311(8)
Steps Forward, Steps Back
319(9)
Turn of the Century
328(3)
Epilogue 331(2)
Suggested Reading 333(12)
Index 345

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