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Historical Encyclopedia of American Labor [2 volumes] (Hardback)
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Historical Encyclopedia of American Labor [2 volumes] (Hardback)

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Hardback 700 Pages / Published: 30/03/2004
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The history of the American labor movement is filled with advances, triumphs, setbacks, decline, and resurgence. American unions have not only protected workers and influenced business practices, but have also played important roles in American politics. The AFL-CIO, the Teamsters, and the United Farm Workers are just three examples of unions that have exerted wide influence far beyond the scope of industry. Labor leaders, including Samuel Gompers, John L. Lewis, Eugene Debs, Cesar Chavez, and Jimmy Hoffa, have become icons of U.S. history. Serving as the ideal place for students and interested readers to begin their research, this two-volume A-Z resource covers the history of organized labor in all of its complexity, from the dawn of the industrial revolution to the post-industrial age. Nearly 400 entries cover unions, labor leaders, key legislation, major court cases, landmark events, critical terminology, anti-union organizations, and much more. Entries are packed with current information and are clearly written and engaging to specialists and non-specialists alike. Also included are nearly 100 illustrations and 55 primary documents that range from autobiographies to song lyrics and contracts, enabling students to read the actual words of critical documents in American labor history. Entries are extensively cross-referenced and include bibliographies. A general bibliography will also direct readers to further avenues of research.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313318405
Number of pages: 700
Weight: 1932 g
Dimensions: 269 x 174 x 59 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"The Historical Encyclopedia of American Labor fills a serious gap in undergraduate reference collections....does an admirable job of including entries that refer to concrete events, people, and legislation, as well as entries that describe more abstract concepts such as lassalleanism....This set is highly recommended for all academic and large public libraries in spite of shrinking budgets."-Reference & User Services Quarterly
"This excellent A-to-Z traces American labor history from Colonial times to the present....This illustrated set is recommended for academic and public libraries."-Library Journal
"Overcoming a void in reference guides to American labor history, and written in response to the dearth of labor history information in high school and college textbooks, this encyclopedia offers students starting points for their research....Recommended. General readers; undergraduates."-Choice
"This set provides a starting point for readers seeking information on labor-related people, ideas, events, and organizations....For students seeking information on most aspects of labor history, this reference book will provide accessible, useful, well-balanced information."-Library Media Connection
"Outstanding in concept, coverage, layout, and documentation, this work is highly recommended for public, academic and high-school libraries even if they have the earlier work. It will be useful for student reports, research projects, and learning about less known people, ideas, events, and organizations that have been crucial in American history."-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?This excellent A-to-Z traces American labor history from Colonial times to the present....This illustrated set is recommended for academic and public libraries.?-Library Journal
?Overcoming a void in reference guides to American labor history, and written in response to the dearth of labor history information in high school and college textbooks, this encyclopedia offers students starting points for their research....Recommended. General readers; undergraduates.?-Choice
?This set provides a starting point for readers seeking information on labor-related people, ideas, events, and organizations....For students seeking information on most aspects of labor history, this reference book will provide accessible, useful, well-balanced information.?-Library Media Connection
?There has long been a need for a concise, general reference work on the history of the American working class, suitable for the use of workers and students....[l]ibraries and union halls will find it a worthwhile addition to their collections....[a] useful introduction to many important topics, and is a good starting point for deeper research.?-Industrial Worker
?Outstanding in concept, coverage, layout, and documentation, this work is highly recommended for public, academic and high-school libraries even if they have the earlier work. It will be useful for student reports, research projects, and learning about less known people, ideas, events, and organizations that have been crucial in American history.?-Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin
?The Historical Encyclopedia of American Labor fills a serious gap in undergraduate reference collections....does an admirable job of including entries that refer to concrete events, people, and legislation, as well as entries that describe more abstract concepts such as lassalleanism....This set is highly recommended for all academic and large public libraries in spite of shrinking budgets.?-Reference & User Services Quarterly
"There has long been a need for a concise, general reference work on the history of the American working class, suitable for the use of workers and students....[l]ibraries and union halls will find it a worthwhile addition to their collections....[a] useful introduction to many important topics, and is a good starting point for deeper research."-Industrial Worker

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