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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.
The Turbulent Years
The era of American labor's greatest struggles, vividly reconstructed by one of labor history's greatest historians.
This accessible, critical history of the U.S. labor movement examines the hidden history of workers' resistance.
Song of the Stubborn One Thousand
An account of the successful strike by mainly Mexican women workers at the largest plant in Watsonville, California.
The inside story of Argentina's remarkable movement to create factories run democratically by workers themselves.
A Short History of the U.S. Working Class
Paul Le Blanc
Le Blanc presents a colorful, fact-filled history that concentrates on the struggles and achievements of the often neglected laboring majority.
Bryan D. Palmer
Engaging and well researched,
is the story of a strike that sparked the labor upsurge of the 1930s
Reform, Revolution and Direct Action amongst British Miners
In this riveting monograph, Ives offers a new perspective on one of the most volatile periods in British labor history.
The Red International of Labour Unions (RILU) 1920 - 1937
The first major scholarly account of one of the international communist movement’s most important organizations.
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.
Though often seen as opposing ideas, Darlington engagingly traces the entwined legacy of revolutionary syndicalism and the communist movement.
The Poverty of Work
David Van Arsdale
This study takes readers inside the world of temping to discover a type of work dreadfully insecure yet growing rapidly.
Poor Workers' Unions
Illuminates key connections between the social justice movements of the last fifty years and today's most innovative labor organizing.
Politics of Precarity
Martin Bak Jørgensen
A study of precarity as both a condition and a mobilizing force for resistance in migrant communities across the globe
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
Organized Labor and the Black Worker, 1619-1981
Philip S. Foner
A classic, radical history of Black workers' contribution to the American labor movement.
On New Terrain
An insightful and timely analysis of how global economic restructuring will impact workers' struggles in the US.
The life and times of Lucy Parsons, early American radical and labor organizer, told definitively here.
Live Working or Die Fighting
The two hundred-year story of the global working class and its many struggles for justice.
The Letters of Joe Hill
The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.
Lessons for Our Struggle
Frances Fox Piven
The healthy growth of the Occupy Wall Street movement depends on a proper understanding of past struggles.
The Lean Years
A fascinating, comprehensive study of the American workforce, from the "roaring twenties" through the Great Depression.
The Labor Wars
One of America's great labor historians tells the stories of America's great labor struggles.
Justice in Everyday Life
Howard Zinn’s book on the way justice really works in the U.S