The Hudson’s Bay Company and Its North American Workforce, 1668–1786
An essential examination of the role of labourers in early modern Atlantic political-economic history.
Working Detroit documents the events in the city's ongoing struggle to build an industrial society that is both prosperous and humane.
Law, Labor, and the Left in Detroit, 1912-1950
A biography of the life of Maurice Sugar, a labor activist and lawyer for the United Auto Workers, highlighting his struggles of the early 1930s to bring the union message to Detroit.
Joseph A. Labadie and the Labor Movement
All-American Anarchist offers a comprehensive biography of influential Detroit labor activist Joseph A. Labadie.
Sándor Agócs presents an intellectual and social history of the nascent Italian labor movement, exploring the conflicts between the conservative Catholic hierarchy and Catholic activists.
A James Boggs Reader
Collects nearly four decades’ worth of writings by Detroit political and labor activist James Boggs.
The United Auto Workers during the Reuther Years, 1935-1970
Geared toward general readers and scholars alike, American Vanguard presents the first history of the UAW, one of America’s most significant workers’ organizations, from its origins through its period of greatest impact.
American Workers and the Cooperative Movement in the Gilded Age
An exploration of the ideological conflicts and practical experiences of late-nineteenth-century American workers who pursued "cooperation" as an alternative to "competitive" capitalism.
IWW Organizer E. F. Doree
Through personal letters and narrative, A Wobbly Life details the life, imprisonment, and eventual freedom of one of the last and most important Industrial Workers of the World voices.
Legacies of Cheddi Jagan and Michael Manley
A pioneering collection of studies linking the political and labor backgrounds of two distinguished and dynamic leaders of the Caribbean and the Third World.
The Intersection of Social Capital and Local Context in Contemporary Urban Society
A critical examination of the social capital debate, which establishes a foundation for progressive reform in community development practice and local government.
Memories of Life in a Southern Cotton Mill Town
In this firsthand account of his native Bladenboro, North Carolina, George G. Suggs, Jr., captures in rich detail the world of a thriving cotton mill town where the company was dominant but workers had forged a strong community.
Walter, Roy, and Victor
This book portrays the brothers' lifelong commitment to each other and to workers' rights.
Essays on Organizing, Outreach, and Internal Transformations
Which Direction for Organized Labor? addresses critical questions facing the U.S. labor movements as it approaches the twenty-first century.
The Transformation of the Caribbean Left
Leftist political movements, organizations, and trends in the English-speaking Caribbean.
A Guide for Researching and Teaching
This book makes available in one source descriptions of most of the major archival collections in the field of labor history at U.S. libraries.
Cesar Chavez at the Beginning
Fred Ross, a living legend among those who work to empower the underdog and effect social change by means of grass-roots activism, tells the story of Cesar Chavez's first organizing effort.
Lumbermen and Laborers in Saginaw, Bay City, and Muskegon, 1870-1905
This study is a comprehensive history of these lumbertowns from their inception as frontier settlements to their emergence as reshaped industrial centers.
Jim Daniels takes readers inside an auto factory to experience the frustrations, the dehumanization, and the small victories found there.
A collection of readings respecting both the history a labor theories and the variety of theoretical points of view concerning the labor movement.