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  • Ernteglück und Hungersnotby Waltraud Düwel-Hösselbarth

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2015; US$ 36.59

    Reife Erdbeeren im Februar - das gab's in Baden-Württemberg schon im Jahr 1290. Der Winter 1560/61 war von lautem Knallen erfüllt - das waren die Rinden der Bäume, die vor Kälte aufplatzten. Und als 1815 in Indonesien der Vulkan Tambora ausbrach, folgte in Europa das berüchtigte Jahr 1816, das Jahr ohne Sommer. Die Autorin hat unzählige solcher Einträge... more...

  • Employers, Agencies and Immigrationby Anna Triandafyllidou; Sabrina Marchetti

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Exploring the performance by immigrants of domestic and care work in European households, this book places the employer centre-stage, examining the role of the employer and his or her agents in securing the balance between work, family and welfare needs, as well as investigating both who the employers are and the nature of their relationships with... more...

  • Caring on the Clockby Mignon Duffy; Amy Armenia; Clare L. Stacey; Margaret K. Nelson

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    A nurse inserts an I.V. A personal care attendant helps a quadriplegic bathe and get dressed. A nanny reads a bedtime story to soothe a child to sleep. Every day, workers like these provide critical support to some of the most vulnerable members of our society.  Caring on the Clock  provides a wealth of insight into these workers, who take care of... 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...

  • 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...

  • Pennsylvania Mining Familiesby Barry P. Michrina

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    In Pennsylvania Mining Families , Barry P. Michrina offers a luminous portrait of Pennsylvania coal miners and their response to economic oppression. He follows them from the great coal strike of 1927 through daily threats of injury and death in the mines to the departure of children and grandchildren as the industry has declined. Drawing on numerous... more...

  • Stress Management in the Construction Industryby Mei-yung Leung; Isabelle Yee Shan Chan; Cary L. Cooper

    Wiley 2014; US$ 135.00

    This systematic review of stress management in construction will help an understanding of the issues and theory as well as offering practical recommendations. addresses the growing concern to make work in construction healthier, safer, and more productive integrates research results, survey statistics and scenario analyses to reveal underlying... more...

  • America's Working Manby David Halle

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Over a period of six years, at factory and warehouse, at the tavern across the road, in their homes and union meetings, on fishing trips and social outings, David Halle talked and listened to workers of an automated chemical plant in New Jersey's industrial heartland. He has emerged with an unusually comprehensive and convincingly realistic picture... more...