This text offers interpretation of American labor history that makes workers' unquenchable thirst for freedom its central theme. In doing so, it breaks free from standard treatises in which the issues of class conflict and American "exceptionalism" have been dominant.
This interdisciplinary narrative fleshes out the conditions under which workers have lived and labored. The author contends that labor protests against these conditions flow from an American tradition invoking the primacy of inalienable rights and that these protests clash with the equally American traditions asserting a nearly absolute liberty of individual contract.
|The Properties of Labor|
|A Skillful Control: Managing the Labor Process|
|"Rights" of Passage|
|Playing the Global Piano|
|Epilogue: Memories and Challenges|
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For Ages: 18 years old
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 6th April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32