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  • Risk Wiseby Polly Morland

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 6.00

    Risk often gets a bad press. From the seemingly unnecessary actions of extreme sportspeople to the excessive risk appetites of serial entrepreneurs, the term 'risky' is often seen as synonymous with 'reckless', 'foolhardy' or even downright dangerous. But could any of us live in a world without risk, and would it be desirable to do so?... more...

  • Shake-Outby Mark Friedberger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The farm crisis of the 1980s quickly became a media event, with scenes depicted starkly in black and white on color TV. The embattled farmers, accompanied by their advocates, stood holding off bankers and sheriffs wielding foreclosure notices. In this new book, using findings from interviews and participant observation, agricultural historian Mark... more...

  • Working-Class Mobilization and Political Controlby Charles L. Davis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Historically, Latin American political regimes have sought to postpone far-reaching economic reforms and improvements in living standards in order to facilitate the accumulation of private capital. These goals have led to exclusion of the lower classes from the political process altogether or to efforts to control their political mobilization. The... more...

  • From Pariah to Patriotby John G. Gagliardo

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Until late in the eighteenth century, the peasantry of the German states had been dismissed contemptuously by the aristocracy and middle classes as brutish and virtually subhuman. With the advent of organized movements for peasant emancipation and agrarian reform, however, many German writers and publicists began also to reassess the role of the peasant... more...

  • Harlan Miners Speakby Members of the National Committee for the Defense; John C. Hennen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The Dreiser Committee, including writers Theodore Dreiser, John Dos Passos, and Sherwood Anderson, investigated the desperate situation of striking Kentucky miners in November 1931. When the Communist-led National Miners Union competed against the more conservative United Mine Workers of America for greater union membership, class resentment turned... more...

  • Women in Kentuckyby Helen D. Irvin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    In more than two hundred years of statehood, most Kentucky women have been invisible to history. Yet from the first settlement, women have been prominent contributors to Kentucky history and culture. Women in Kentucky tells the stories of the ordinary women of lonely frontier farms, the women both black and white whose lives were shaped by slavery,... more...

  • A Woman's Wageby Alice Kessler-Harris

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In this pathbreaking book, Alice Kessler-Harris explores the meanings of women's wages in the United States in the twentieth century, focusing on three sets of issues that capture the transformation of women's roles: the battle over minimum wage for women, which exposes the relationship between family ideology and workplace demands; the argument over... more...

  • Estimating Economic Capacityby Richard E. Gift

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Noting the variety of methods by which the concept of economic capacity is measured and the different ways that the concept is defined, Richard E. Gift seeks here to develop a conceptual framework within which a meaningful interpretation of these many definitions and measures of productive capacity can be made. Gift's method is to show the common... more...

  • Republicans and Laborby Robert H. Zieger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    At no other time in American history had labor unrest been more evident than the period immediately after World War I. Robert H. Zeiger here recounts the labor problems that faced the Republican administrations of Presidents Harding and Coolidge -- massive strikes, antiracial hysteria, and the hardening of class attitudes throughout the nation --... more...

  • The Hidden Leaderby Scott K. Edinger; Laurie Sain; James M. Kouzes; Barry Z. Posner

    AMACOM 2015; US$ 21.95

    Without fanfare or fancy positions, valuable employees are quietly stepping up to leadership roles at every level of every company?the front-line worker who inspires the team to success, the field agent who solves a previously intractable problem, the service rep who thinks outside the box to build unshakeable customer loyalty. These are the people... more...