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  • The Railway Navviesby Terry Coleman

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 9.99

    This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England. Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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$ 145.00

    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...

  • 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. 

Yet... more...

  • Recommendations for Improving the Recruiting and Hiring of Los Angeles Firefightersby Chaitra M. Hardison; Nelson Lim; Kirsten M. Keller; Jefferson P. Marquis; Leslie Adrienne Payne; Robert Bozick; Louis T. Mariano; Jacqueline A. Mauro; Lisa Miyashiro; Gillian S. Oak; Lisa Saum-Manning

    RAND Corporation 2015; US$ 9.95

    Reviews the Los Angeles Fire Department?s hiring practices as of June 2014 and outlines a recommended new firefighter hiring process that is intended to increase efficiency of the hiring process, bolster the evidence supporting the validity of it, and make it more transparent and inclusive. more...

  • The Filth of Progressby Ryan Dearinger

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    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 technological feats performed while canals and railroads were built, lionizing the railroad barons who financed the projects in the American West. This book salvages stories often omitted from the triumphant... 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...