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Working in the Americas

Series Description:

Working in the Americas is a new series devoted to publishing important works in labor history and working-class studies in the Americas. This series features works that employ innovative, interdisciplinary, or transnational approaches. This series is no longer accepting new titles.


There are 10 books in this series.


Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England

The decline of traditional manufacturing--deindustrialization--has been one of the most significant aspects of the restructuring of the American economy. In this volume, David Koistinen examines the demise of the textile industry in New England from the 1920s through the 1980s to better understand the impact of industrial decline.

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Life and Labor in the New New South

This collection of essays explores the dynamic new face of Southern labor since 1950.

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New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks

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American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919-1935

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Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945

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Americanization in the States: Immigrant Social Welfare Policy, Citizenship, and National Identity in the United States, 1908–1929

Americanization in the States offers a comparative history of social welfare policies developed in four distinct regions with diverse immigrant populations: New York, California, Massachusetts, and Illinois.

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Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882–1923

In the late nineteenth century, many Central American governments and countries sought to fill low-paying jobs and develop their economies by recruiting black American and West Indian laborers. Frederick Douglass Opie offers a revisionist interpretation of the lives of these workers, who were often depicted as simple victims with little, if any, enduring legacy. 

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Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywood

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Florida's Working-Class Past: Current Perspectives on Labor, Race, and Gender from Spanish Florida to the New Immigration