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This accessible, critical history of the U.S. labor movement examines the hidden history of workers' resistance.
The Bending Cross
The classic biography of Debs, one of the most important thinkers and activists in US.
The inside story of Argentina's remarkable movement to create factories run democratically by workers themselves.
The Labor Wars
One of America's great labor historians tells the stories of America's great labor struggles.
The Lean Years
A fascinating, comprehensive study of the American workforce, from the "roaring twenties" through the Great Depression.
Live Working or Die Fighting
The two hundred-year story of the global working class and its many struggles for justice.
The Turbulent Years
The era of American labor's greatest struggles, vividly reconstructed by one of labor history's greatest historians.
The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor
Longtime trade union leader and journalist Steve Early examines labor's civil wars, offering strategies for turning back labor's thirty-year decline.
Ours to Master and to Own
Capitalism would have us believe we need our bosses. This volume reveals the history of workers who dare to disagree
Rank and File
Alice and Staughton Lynd
The trials and tribulations of firebrand union organizers, from the 1930s1970s, are brought to life here, in their own words.
Autoworkers Under the Gun
In an industry under constant attack, a veteran autoworker offers his take on the collapse of the American Dream.
Lessons for Our Struggle
Frances Fox Piven
The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles.
Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big
The first successful all women sit-in conducted by 'the counter girls' at the Detroit Woolworth's during the Great Depression.
Detroit: I Do Mind Dying
Black autoworkers fight back against exploitation and oppression on the shop floors in the '60s and '70s.
Justice in Everyday Life
Howard Zinn’s book on the way justice really works in the U.S
The life and times of Lucy Parsons, early American radical and labor organizer, told definitively here.
Though often seen as opposing ideas, Darlington engagingly traces the entwined legacy of revolutionary syndicalism and the communist movement.
Bryan D. Palmer
Engaging and well researched,
is the story of a strike that sparked the labor upsurge of the 1930s
A thorough collection of inspiring and informed essays on applied Marxist theory and the future of labor unions.
Holding Fast to an Image of the Past
Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized.
Doing History from the Bottom Up
Staughton Lynd challenges academics to see American history through eyes of the poor and working class participants in history.
Always on Strike
A history of the Industrial Workers of the World's golden years as lived by one of its guiding lights.
The Letters of Joe Hill
The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.
Women banana workersbananerasare waging a powerful revolution by making gender equity central in Latin American labor organizing.