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  • The Railway Navviesby Terry Coleman

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    Pick, shovel, dynamite: the classic account of the men who built the railways. more...

  • Vietnam?s Socialist Servantsby Minh T. N. Nguyen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Since Vietnam introduced economic reforms in the mid-1980s, domestic service has become an established sector of the labour market, and domestic workers have become indispensable to urban life in the rapidly changing country. This book analyzes the ways in which the practices and discourses of domestic service serve to forge and contest emerging class... more...

  • Development, Poverty and Power in Pakistanby Syed Mohammad Ali

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Rural development remains a major challenge for governments of developing countries such as Pakistan. While a broad range of state and donor interventions impact the lives of poor farmers -who provide a significant proportion of the labour force - comprehensive consideration of these combined interactions remains inadequate. Focussing on Pakistan,... 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...

  • Tracing Your Coalmining Ancestorsby Brian Elliott

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    In the 1920s there were over a million coalminers working in over 3000 collieries across Great Britain, and the industry was one of the most important and powerful in British history. It dominated the lives of generations of individuals, their families and communities, and its legacy is still with us today - many of us have a coalmining ancestor. 

Yet... more...

  • Contemporary Appliquéby Julia Triston; Rachel Lombard

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 19.69

    Appliqué is a classic embroidery technique that has recently been experiencing a revival. Appearing in the most cutting-edge contemporary textile work, it can be interpreted in many different ways - layering, patching, applying, overlaying - and offers endless creative possibilities. Each technical variation of appliqué has traditionally had its own... more...

  • The Filth of Progressby Ryan Dearinger

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    The Filth of Progress  explores the untold side of a well-known American story. For more than a century, accounts of progress in the West foregrounded the technological feats performed while canals and railroads were built and lionized the capitalists who financed the projects. This book salvages stories often omitted from the triumphant narrative... more...

  • The Steel Workersby John Fitch

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1989; US$ 28.95

    This classic account of the worker in the steel industry during the early years of the twentieth century combines the social investigator?s mastery of facts with the vivid personal touch of the journalist.  From its pages emerges a finely etched picture of how men lived and worked in steel. In 1907-1908, when John Fitch spent more than a year... more...

  • Education and Training for the Oil and Gas Industry: The Evolution of Four Energy Nationsby Phil Andrews; Jim Playfoot; Simon Augustus

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 99.95

    The third book in the Getenergy Guides series, The Evolution of Four Energy Nations considers how four very different countries have evolved as oil and gas-producing nations and how the interventions of government, industry and the education and training sector have addressed workforce and skills development challenges in each of these countries.... more...

  • Revolution within the Revolutionby Jeffrey Bortz

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 67.50

    This book is a history of the Mexican workers? revolution that took place within the larger Mexican revolution of 1910. more...