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Organized Labor and the Black Worker, 1619-1981
A classic, radical history of Black workers' contribution to the American labor movement.
In this classic account, historian Philip Foner traces the radical history of Black workers’ contribution to the American labor movement.
  • "Foner's careful and detailed scholarship makes this the best one-volume study of blacks and the labor movement currently available."
    The Black Scholar

    "The standard of accuracy and reasoned argument maintained in this work should make it the standard on its subject for a long time."
    —Professor Davivd Herreshoff, Journal of American History

    "This readable and authoritative work represents a significant contribution to the literature of black unionism in the United States."
    —Joel Hettger, U.S. Department of Labor History, Library Journal

    "Foner's book provides considerable illumination of the an important and often overlooked aspect of American labor history."
    —Professor Norman Lederer, American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Other books by Philip S Foner

  • The Letters of Joe Hill

    The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.
  • Clara Zetkin

    Essays and speeches from 1889-1933, long unavailable in the U.S., on women's equality, labor, peace, socialism.
  • Black Panthers Speak

    Edited by Philip S Foner
    A sweeping collection of the most vital and representative writings of the Black Panther party.