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Author Lause, Mark A., author

Title Free labor : the Civil War and the making of an American working class / Mark A. Lause
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The working class in American history
Working class in American history.
Contents Prologue: The antebellum labor crisis: organized workers as a force in mid-nineteenth-century American history -- Part I. Labor, liberty, and union -- Workers and the crisis of nationhood: the social republic, peace, and the union -- Continuities of class: the persistence of labor struggles -- Organized labor goes to war: the fate of the old workers' movement -- Part II. Remaking the work force -- The great slave strike: emancipation and race -- The alienation of militancy: immigrants and the new white workingmen -- The survival of moral suasion: gender, sisterhood, and paternalism -- Part II. War, revolution, and labor -- New militancy across the union: the strike waves and labor movements of 1863 -- Richmond, New Orleans, Nashville: the diverse experience of urban labor in the south -- The state power: workers and the new authorities, north and south -- Part IV. Shaping the postwar order -- The emergence of labor reform: class, citizenship, and politics -- Toward a national labor presence: exploring the class limits of respectability -- A peace of sorts: labor, liberty, and respectability -- Epilogue: 1877: reconstructions of class
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Labor movement -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Working class -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Working class -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252097386 (electronic bk)
9780252097386 (electronic bk)