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  • Migration and Domestic Workby Helma Lutz

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    In this volume, European and US-based researchers look at the connection between migration and domestic work on an empirical and theoretical level. The book asks why the re-introduction of domestic workers in European households has become so popular, thus challenging gender theories. This is a timely book of interest to academics and students in the... more...

  • The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers, 1650-2000by Lex Heerma van Voss; Els Hiemstra-Kuperus; Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 190.00

    This collection offers the first systematic global and comparative history of textile workers over the course of 350 years. This period covers the major changes in wool and cotton production, and the global picture from before the Industrial Revolution through to the twentieth century. As well as offering a unique reference source for anyone interested... more...

  • Black Sailorsby Martha Putney

    ABC-CLIO 1987; US$ 101.95

    This is the first book to document thoroughly the lifestyle and collective experience of the many thousands of black sailors during this time period. Numerous illustrations in the form of original charts, tables, crew lists, and customs records support the text. In a penetrating study, the author unveils the enormous contribution made prior to the... more...

  • Rise of the Knowledge Workerby James Cortada

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    A generation of magnificent scholars, from Peter Drucker to Jack Welch, have taught us that understanding business issues and the profound changes the world's economy is undergoing makes sense if set in historical context. Today the best managers in the world demand to know how things came to be as they are. This collection of essays is designed to... more...

  • Story Of Reo Joeby Lisa Fine

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    The Reo Motor Car Company operated in Lansing, Michigan, for seventy years, and encouraged its thousands of workers to think of themselves as part of a factory family. Reo workers, most typically white, rural, native-born Protestant men, were dubbed Reo Joes. These ordinary fellows had ordinary aspirations: job security, decent working conditions,... more...

  • Growing Up in the Oil Patchby John Schmidt

    Dundurn 1989; US$ 9.99

    This book chronicles the adventures of a cast of colourful, ambitious people: statesmen, scoundrels, visionaries, and developers, all participants in the growing oil patch! more...

  • Men at Workby Donald Woodward

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 44.00

    A study of the impact of the building trade on the northern economy before the industrial revolution. more...

  • State Corporatism and Proto-Industryby Sheilagh C. Ogilvie

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 79.00

    This book illustrates how social institutions affected the economic development of rural communities. more...

  • Au fil des ansby Estelle Huneault

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2000; US$ 10.99

    L?Union catholiques des fermières de la province d?Ontario, connue aujourd?hui sous le nom de l?Union culturelle des Franco-Ontariennes, est, depuis soixante ans, très active dans les milieux francophones ontariens. Dans cet ouvrage, Estelle Huneault a étudié un domaine peu exploré concernant les circonstances qui ont amené les femmes rurales franco-ontariennes... more...

  • Sweatshops at Seaby Leon Fink

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present more...