restricted access   Volume 13, Number 1, March 2016

Table of Contents

Editor’s Introduction

pp. 1-3

The Common Verse

Claiming Dependents

p. 5

Lawcha Watch

The Iowa Labor History Oral Project

pp. 7-9


“The Justice of a Rule That Forbids the Men Smoking on Their Jobs”: Workers, Managers, and Cigarettes in World War II America

pp. 11-39

“A Woman’s Place Is in the UMWA”: Women Miners and the Struggle for a Democratic Union in Western Pennsylvania, 1973–1979

pp. 41-63

“This Beautiful and Rapidly Improving Section of Our City”: Race, Labor, and Colonizationists in Early Industrializing New Haven, 1800–1830

pp. 65-91

Book Reviews

The Death and Life of American Labor: Toward a New Workers Movement by Stanley Aronowitz, and: Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement by Thomas Geoghegan (review)

pp. 92-97

Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons by Ethan Blue (review)

pp. 97-99

American Slavery, Atlantic Slavery, and Beyond: The U.S. “Peculiar Institution” in International Perspective by Enrico Dal Lago (review)

pp. 99-101

Dangerously Sleepy: Overworked Americans and the Cult of Manly Wakefulness by Alan Derickson, and: Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana’s World War II Home Front by Matthew L. Basso (review)

pp. 102-106

Henry Wallace’s 1948 Presidential Campaign and the Future of Postwar Liberalism by Thomas W. Devine (review)

pp. 106-108

Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises ed. by Leon Fink, Joseph A. McCartin, Joan Sangster (review)

pp. 108-111

Demanding Child Care: Women’s Activism and the Politics of Welfare, 1940–1971 by Natalie M. Fousekis (review)

pp. 111-113

Out in the Union: A Labor History of Queer America by Miriam Frank (review)

pp. 114-115

Traqueros: Mexican Railroad Workers in the United States, 1870–1930 by Jeffrey Marcos Garcilazo, and: Railroad Radicals: Gender, Class, and Memory in Cold War Mexico by Robert F. Alegre (review)

pp. 115-120

Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington by Jeffrey Helgeson (review)

pp. 120-123

Weavers of Dreams, Unite! Actors’ Unionism in Early Twentieth–Century America by Sean P. Holmes (review)

pp. 123-124

Inside Ocean Hill–Brownsville: A Teacher’s Education, 1968–69 by Charles S. Isaacs (review)

pp. 125-127

Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England by David Koistinen (review)

pp. 127-130

Sunshine Was Never Enough: Los Angeles Workers, 1880–2010 by John H. M. Laslett (review)

pp. 130-131

Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida’s “Sunshine Prison” and Chain Gangs by Vivien M. L. Miller (review)

pp. 131-133

Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston by Amrita Chakrabarti Myers (review)

pp. 133-136

Entertaining Elephants: Animal Agency and the Business of the American Circus by Susan Nance (review)

pp. 136-138

Dominion of Capital: The Politics of Big Business and the Crisis of the Canadian Bourgeoisie, 1914–1947 by Don Nerbas (review)

pp. 139-140

America’s Assembly Line by David E. Nye (review)

pp. 141-143

Scalawag: A White Southerner’s Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activism by Edward H. Peeples, Nancy MacLean (review)

pp. 143-145

Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity by Jonna Perrillo (review)

pp. 146-148

Class Unknown: Undercover Investigators of American Work and Poverty from the Progressive Era to the Present by Mark Pittenger (review)

pp. 148-151

Eyes on Labor: News Photography and America’s Working Class by Carol Quirke (review)

pp. 151-153

Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail by Marcus Rediker (review)

pp. 154-156

A Working People: A History of African American Workers since Emancipation by Steven A. Reich (review)

pp. 156-158

Enough Blame to Go Around: The Labor Pains of New York City’s Public Employee Unions by Richard Steier (review)

pp. 158-160

Breadwinners: Working Women and Economic Independence, 1865–1920 by Lara Vapnek (review)

pp. 160-163

The Employee: A Political History by Jean-Christian Vinel (review)

pp. 163-166

E. P. Thompson and the Making of the New Left: Essays and Polemics ed. by Cal Winslow (review)

pp. 166-170


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