"A seminal contribution recommended for university library American History reference collections in general, and Floridian History Studies reading lists in particular." The Midwest Book Review

 "Has something relevant to say to virtually anybody who studies or cares about the experiences of Floridian or American workers, past or present." The Florida Historical Quarterly

 "These essays offer not only an excellent overview of the current literature, but an introduction to new directions in the field of labor history. As the inaugural volume of the University Press of Florida's series on working in the Americas, Florida's Working-Class Past has established a high standard for future scholarship." Tampa Bay History

 "A particular strength of the book, missing in many historical works that focus on a particular state, is that almost all essays place their subjects in a broader context across the boundaries of state, nation, race, and gender." CHOICE

 "Offers a more complex portrait of southern labor, nuanced by a careful consideration of class, ethnicity, and race." "Does an impressive job in covering topixcs unique to Florida." "Reminds us that Florida, in its own distinct way, was part of the south." Journal of Southern History