- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st ed edition (November 4, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195067908
- ISBN-13: 978-0195067903
- Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.9 x 8.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,440,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In Labor's Cause: Main Themes on the History of the American Worker 1st ed Edition
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"In Labor's Cause rewards careful reading and rereading....[It] is filled with the kind of tough-minded insights that are David Brody's hallmark."--nternational Labor and Working Class History
"David Brody's purpose in this collection of six broadly-focused essays is 'to feed but not exhaust the intellectual appetite' of the reader, especially 'students in upper-division courses and seminars' ....He achieves his stated purpose admirably....[E]xcellent teaching material for the kind
of courses Brody specifies."--Labor History
"Brody's use of comparative analysis and his careful delineation of the unenviable choices facing workers...are an important contribution to the rekindled debate over American exceptionalism....Perhaps the most valuable message of this fine collection is that an appreciation of the historical
circumstances limiting labor's options is a prerequisite for those seeking to surmount them."--Industrial and Labor Relations
"A solid introduction to the work of one of the discipline's foremost practitioners....An important book for anyone interested in the history and future of the American labor movement."--Choice
"An excellent addition to the available bibliography of survey texts in this field. The literature needs a wider array of such works. The thematic approach is appealing. David Brody's name is an immediate selling point."--Patrick Gagnon, Silver Lake College
"From the demands of Philadelphia carpenters in 1791 for the 10-hour day to the precipitous decline of the UMWA in the 1970s, Brody applies his characteristic wit and penetrating intelligence to the peculiarities of American labor developments. This is a most informative and imaginative set of
essays--a must read for all students of American labor history."--Leon Fink, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"Very perceptive interpretation."--E.D. Odom, University of North Texas
"An insightful book useful for advanced students of American labor."--J.M. Skaggs, Wichita State University
"Looks like a solid/brief treatment of a topic I can incorporate into my business history course. I've struggled in the past to cover the topic as succinctly."--Gary Freeze, Erskine College
"The author achieves his stated goal admirably. The opening two essays demonstrate the strengths of the collection well. These engaging essays should thus point scholars of working-class race and gender towards a consideration of persistent, older problematics in labor history, as well as
demonstrating problems in existing projects of synthesis."--Andrew E. Neather, United Auto Workers --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
David Brody is at University of California, Davis.
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