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Commonwealth of Toil: Chapters in the History of Massachusetts Workers and Their Unions Hardcover – October 15, 1996

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: University of Massachusetts Press; First Edition edition (October 15, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558490450
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558490451
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.7 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,995,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


This is an excellent example of making scholarship accessible to, and meaningful for, a popular audience. The brief, lively chapters are extremely well written, drawing imaginatively on the most up-to-date work in the field.

(Ken Fones-Wolf, Institute fror Labor Studies and Research, West Virginia University)

About the Author

Tom Juravich is associate professor and research director at the Labor Relations and Research Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is author of Chaos on the Shop Floor and coauthor of Union Organizing in the Public Sector.

William F. Hartford, an independent scholar, is author of Where Is Our Responsibility? Unions and Economic Change in the New England Textile Industry, 1870-1960 and Working People of Holyoke: Class and Ethnicity in a a Massachusetts Mill Town, 1850-1960.

James R. Green is professor and director of labor studies at the College of Public and Community Service, University of Massachusetts Boston. He is author of Grass-roots Socialism: Radical Movement in the Southwest, 1895-1943; Boston Workers: A Labor History; and The World of the Worker: Labor in Twentieth-Century America.

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