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  • Black Coal Miners in Americaby Ronald L. Lewis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    From the early day of mining in colonial Virginia and Maryland up to the time of World War II, blacks were an important part of the labor force in the coal industry. Yet in this, as in other enterprises, their role has heretofore been largely ignored. Now Roland L. Lewis redresses the balance in this comprehensive history of black coal miners in America.... more...

  • Coal Miners' Wivesby Carol A.B. Giesen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Few people in America today live with the dangers and deprivations that Appalachian coal mining families experience. But to the eighteen West Virginia women Carol Giesen interviewed for this book, hard times are just everyday life. These coal miners' wives, ranging in age from late teens to eighty-five, tell of a way of life dominated by coal mining... 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. 

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  • 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 Steel Workersby John Fitch

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1989; US$ 25.95

    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... more...

  • HRM, Technical Workers and the Multinational Corporationby Patrick McGovern

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 210.00

    This book is the first major in-depth study of the impact of contemporary management practices on a rapidly expanding set of white-collar occupations, namely technical workers. It investigates whether HRM schemes such as employee appraisals and performance related pay have transformed technical work to such an extent that it can no longer be described... more...

  • Social Approaches to an Industrial Pastby Eugenia W. Herbert; A. Bernard Knapp; Vincent C. Pigott

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Social Approaches to an Industrial Past addresses the social issues of mining communities in research spanning a period of 4,500 years. The volume considers themes which are relatively new to archaeology: * the social context of production * gender * power and labour exploitation * imperialism and colonialism * production and technology. more...

  • Working in the Service Sectorby Gerhard Bosch; Steffen Lehndorff

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The rise to prominence of the service sector - heralded over half a century ago as the great hope for the twenty-first century - has come to fruition. In many cases, employment in the service sector now outnumbers that in manufacturing sectors, and it is accepted that in all developed countries, the service sector is the only one in which employment... more...

  • Management, Labour Process and Software Developmentby Rowena Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 190.00

    This revealing book is about software development, the developers themselves, and how their work is organized and managed. The latest original research from Australia, Europe, and the UK is used to examine the differences between the image and reality of work in this industry. Chapters also cover issues surrounding the management of 'knowledge work... more...