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  • Rethinking the American Labor Movement

    By Elizabeth Faue

    Throughout the past century, labor movements at the local and national levels have engaged in efforts to shape the conditions of employment, pay, and benefits for the common worker. These attempts towards parity have been rife with contention, and often only yield temporary change. Yet, the…

    Paperback – 2016-05-01 
    Routledge
    American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

  • The WPA

    Creating Jobs and Hope During the Great Depression

    By Sandra Opdycke

    Established in 1935 in the midst of the Great Depression, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was one of the most ambitious federal jobs programs ever created in the US. At its peak, the program provided work for almost 3.5 million Americans, employing more than 8 million people across its…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Unions and Economic Crisis

    Britain, West Germany and Sweden

    By Peter Gourevitch, Andrew Martin, George Ross, Stephen Bornstein, Andrei Markovits, Christopher Allen

    First published in 1984. This book represents a major study of union responses to the economic crisis of the 1970s and 1980s. Abjuring governmental or managerial outlooks, it argues that unions, as representatives of essential producer groups, would be central to the renegotiation of the economic…

    Hardback – 2016-04-22 
    Routledge
    European Trade Unions and the 1970s Economic Crisis

  • Ernest Bevin

    By Peter Weiler

    Hardback – 2016-04-18 
    Routledge

  • European Industrial Managers

    West and East

    Edited by J.J. Boddewyn

    First published in 1971, this collection of fourteen contemporaneous European research studies on managerial backgrounds and on the patterns, roles, and evolution of managerial careers examine managerial motivations in a broader context than the traditional analysis of psychological qualities. Most…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Economic Developments in Victorian Scotland

    By W.H. Marwick

    Marwick argues that economic development in Scotland was severely delayed until the 18th Century unlike neighbouring countries. Originally published in 1936, this study aims to explore key features of economic development in Victorian Scotland to promote more understanding of this issue. Issues…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Sanitation in Urban Britain, 1560–1700

    By Leona J. Skelton

    Popular belief holds that throwing the contents of a chamber pot into the street was a common occurrence during the early modern period. This book challenges this deeply entrenched stereotypical image as the majority of urban inhabitants and their local governors alike valued clean outdoor public…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    Perspectives in Economic and Social History

  • The Industrial History of England

    By Henry De Beltgens Gibbins

    Gibbins’ Industrial History of England gives a thorough outline of England’s economic and industrial history from the Romans to the early 20th Century. As well as considering the economic and industrial aspects of English life, this study also presents social, political and military aspects of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Industry in England

    Historical Outlines

    By Henry De Beltgens Gibbins

    Originally published in 1912, Industry in England provides a complete history of industry and industrial changes in England from pre-roman times to modern England as it stood in the early twentieth century. Using Gibbons’ previous text The Industrial History of England as a base, this work aims to…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Don't You Know There's a War On?

    The People's Voice 1939-45

    By Jonathan Croall

    Was the country really united in the face of the common enemy? Did people actually put the community’s needs before their own? Or were such ideas simply a series of myths created at the time and nurtured ever since. The recollections of this book, first published in 1989, attempt to answer such…

    Hardback – 2015-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Peasant War in Germany

    By Friedrich Engels

    Originally published in 1926, this translation of Engels’ account of the Peasant War in fourteenth Century Germany explores the social and economic forces that led to peasant rebellion with a particular focus on how closely this related to the Reformation. Engels gives examples of key figures…

    Hardback – 2015-10-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Empire, Industry and Class

    The Imperial Nexus of Jute, 1840-1940

    By Anthony Cox

    Presenting a new approach towards the social history of working classes in the imperial context, this book looks at the formation of working classes in Scotland and Bengal. It analyses the trajectory of labour market formation, labour supervision, cultures of labour and class formation between two…

    Paperback – 2015-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

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