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  • Gems of a Generationby Sue Trethowan-Jones

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Gems of a Generation' provides an exciting snapshot of the baby boomer era, historically important because of the introduction of the contraceptive pill.The era is illuminated through fifteen heartwarming and candid stories of unique women who meet each week to make jewellery. Their lives of high flying fame, glittering careers, fortunes made and... more...

  • Gender and Plantation Labour in Africaby Piet Konings

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 32.30

    This book explores the relationship between plantation labour and gender in Africa. Such a study is the more opportune because most of the existing works on plantation labour in Africa seem to have either under-studied or even ignored the changing conceptions of gender on the continent in recent times. One of the book?s major concerns is to demonstrate... 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...

  • Hot Zoneby Christopher Teale Howes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 29.95

    This memoir is a riveting account of what it's like to be a professional firefighter, from rookie to chief officer, over the course of a 31-year career. The anecdotes are funny, sad, and grim: all serve to educate readers about a profession that many dreamed about when they were children but would never pursue or truly understand. Chief Howes provides... more...

  • Life Below Stairs - in the Victorian and Edwardian Country Houseby Sian Evans

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 10.19

    From the cook, butler and housekeeper to the footman, lady's maid and nanny, this is a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of some of Britain's grandest houses.An entertaining social history, steering the reader through the minefield of etiquette and hierarchy that kept Britain's great houses running like clockwork.A bygone era is brought vividly... more...

  • 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...

  • Rags or Riches?by Auren van Heerdan; Maria Prieto Berhouet; Catherine Caspari

    International Labour Office 2003; US$ 5.00

    Outlines the global structure of the textiles and clothing industry and reviews trading patterns under the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA), highlighting the impact of trade policies in the European Union and the USA. Examines the issue of labour standards as a new non-tariff barrier to trade. Investigates prospects for trade from the perspective of exporting... 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...

  • Seated by the Seaby Michael Connolly

    UPF 2010; US$ 39.95

    Traces the rise of the Irish-American immigrant community in Portland, Maine, through its control of waterfront labor over eight decades before the port’s twentieth century decline. 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...