Travails of U.S. Labor
Against The Current vol. 84

Cohen, Sheila
http://www.solidarity-us.org//node/1697

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/01/2000
Year Published:  2000  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12866

A Short History of the U.S. Working Class is an excellent introduction for the “workers and students” whom Paul Le Blanc commendably defines as its principal audience. The language is clear and accessible, the text enlivened by illustrations, and perhaps most distinctive and useful are the many pages of reference at the back of the book. These include a bibliographical essay which cites movies as well as books (135-157), a nineteen-page glossary, a timeline of the period from 1775 to 1990, a U.S. labor history chronology, and an unusually comprehensive index.

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