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Title Work, recreation, and culture : essays in American labor history / edited by Martin Henry Blatt, Martha K. Norkunas
Published New York : Routledge, ©1996
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Series Routledge reference library of social science ; v. 955. Labor in America ; v. 2
Routledge reference library of social science ; v. 955
Routledge reference library of social science. Labor in America ; v. 2
Contents Success and the travelers insurance woman, 1920-1950 / Tracey M. Wilson -- Behind the scenes in the big store : reassessing women's employment in American department stores, 1870-1920 / Sarah S. Malino -- The world our mothers made : Southern Italian and Eastern European immigrants in industrial Connecticut, 1890-1940 / Laura Anker -- Sport, domestic strength, and national security / Monys Hagen -- Social lodges and fraternal associations and the maintenance of urban community / Milton Cantor -- Education and the nineteenth-century working class / Milton Cantor -- Foreign pioneers : immigrants and the mechanized factory system in antebellum New England / David A. Zonderman -- "A larger battle" : Lawrence and the 1912 New England mill strikes / Dexter Arnold -- Immigrant workers and labor organizations, 1912-1926 : Lawrence, Massachusetts and Passaic, New Jersey / David J. Goldberg -- We exploit tools, not men : the speed-up and militance at General Motors, 1930-1941 / Doug Reynolds
Summary The essays in this volume focus on the role of women in the work force. They explore how organized sports, social associations of all kinds and the educational system faced by the children of worker were profoundly linked to work place and community activism. They examine why radical labor organizations that could win major strikes often could not sustain themselves as permanent institutions. Finally, the essays argue that simultaneous leadership changes in management and labor in the auto industry were less the result of internal conflicts than needed structural adjustments to changing econo
Analysis Employment History
United States
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed on June 27, 2013)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Labor movement -- United States -- History -- Congresses
Labor -- United States -- History -- Congresses
Popular culture -- United States -- History -- Congresses
Women -- Employment -- United States -- History -- Congresses
Working class -- Recreation -- United States -- History -- Congresses
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Blatt, Martin Henry, 1951-
Norkunas, Martha K.
ISBN 113651497X