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  • The Pitmen's Requiemby Peter Crookston

    McNidder and Grace Limited 2014; US$ 8.74

    Peter Crookston's book offers a beautifully written journalist's account of a Durham mining village and the Great Northern Coalfield woven around the life of Robert Saint, the composer of Gresford, a brass band composition commemorating an earlier mining disaster in which 256 workers died. Crookston brings his formidable observational qualities and... more...

  • Maritime Labourby Richard Gorski

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    This is a collection of soundings into various aspects of the history of maritime labor from the close of the Middle Ages to the present. The spatial emphasis of the essays is north European and Atlantic since they deal with the countries around the North Sea and Baltic with some coverage of North America. Indeed, from time to time the authors leave... more...

  • Hand aan hand (blank en bruin)by Matthias van Rossum

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    De Nederlandse koopvaardij kende al vroeg een mondiale arbeidsmarkt. Vooral na de intrede van de stoomvaart aan het einde van de negentiende eeuw werden zeevarenden ook buiten de eigen grenzen gerekruteerd. In de havens en aan boord van de schepen werkten onder andere Nederlandse, Chinese, Indonesische, Engelse en West-Indische zeelieden. De internationale... more...

  • Fast Food, Fast Trackby Jennifer Parker Talwar

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    Hailing from China, the Caribbean, Latin America, and India, a colorful sea of faces has taken its place behind one of the most ubiquitous American business institutions – the fast-food counter. They have become a vital link between the growing service sector in our cities? ethnic enclaves and the multi-billion dollar global fast-food industry. For... more...

  • Servants and Masters in 18th-Century Franceby Sarah C. Maza

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    Here is the first major study of domestic service in France from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century, describing its transformation from a male-oriented occupation, aristocratic in style and often geared to public display, to one that was female, middle-class, and centered on the household. Originally published in 1984. ... more...

  • Confessions of a Holiday Repby Cy Flood

    John Blake 2012; US$ 7.99

    When Cy Flood applied for work as a holiday rep, his reasons were simple. He wanted to party like crazy, booze like there was no tomorrow, and pull like it was going out of fashion! In his ten years working for holiday companies as a rep. Cy has seen it all. From Lanzarote to Ibiza, from Palma to the Greek Islands, there have been flying cockroaches,... more...

  • Dem Zeitungsleser auf der Spurby Dieter Christianus

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 22.32

    Hauptbeschreibung Rund 25 Millionen Tageszeitungen werden in Deutschland jeden Morgen gelesen. Mit ca. 350 Titeln ist die Vielfalt scheinbar groß, doch dahinter verbargen sich nur knapp 150 Redaktionen. Und viele Verlage stehen seit Jahren mit dem Rücken zur Wand: Sinkende Abonnentenzahlen drücken die Auflagen. Damit und mit der Wirtschaftskrise... more...

  • North of Normalby Cea Sunrise Person

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 17.99

    In the late 1960s, riding the crest of the counterculture movement, Cea?s family left a comfortable existence in California to live off the land in northern Alberta. But unlike most commune dwellers of the time, the Persons weren?t trying to build a new society—they wanted to escape civilization altogether. Led by Cea?s grandfather Dick, they lived... more...

  • Reconstruction in the Cane Fieldsby John C. Rodrigue

    LSU Press 2001; US$ 20.95

    In Reconstruction in the Cane Fields, John C. Rodrigue examines emancipation and the difficult transition from slavery to free labor in one enclave of the South -- the cane sugar region of southern Louisiana. In contrast to the various forms of sharecropping and tenancy that replaced slavery in the cotton South, wage labor dominated the sugar industry.... more...

  • Mill Familyby Cathy L. McHugh

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 124.99

    Examines the role of the family labour system in the early evolution of the post-bellum Southern cotton textile industry. more...