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  • Workers in Bondageby Kay Saunders

    University of Queensland Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Based on thorough documentary research in archives and newspapers, Workers in Bondage begins with the origins of servitude during the convict era in Queensland before its separation from New South Wales in 1859. The study then focuses in on Queensland?s Pacific Islander labor force, examining the reconstruction of the Queensland sugar industry after... more...

  • Proletarier der "Achse"by Cesare Bermani; Sergio Bologna; Brunello Mantelli

    De Gruyter 1997; US$ 140.00

    Proletarier der "Achse" : Sozialgeschichte der italienischen Fremdarbeit in NS-Deutschland 1937-1943 more...

  • Through the Prism of Slaveryby Dale W. Tomich

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 32.99

    This thoughtful book explores the contested relationship between slavery and capitalism. Tracing slavery's integral role in the formation of a capitalist world economy, Dale W. Tomich reinterprets the development of the world economy through the "prism of slavery." Through a sustained critique of Marxism, world-systems theory, and new economic history,... more...

  • Chocolate Islandsby Catherine Higgs

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    In Chocolate Islands: Cocoa, Slavery, and Colonial Africa, Catherine Higgs traces the early-twentieth-century journey of the Englishman Joseph Burtt to the Portuguese colony of São Tomé and Príncipe?the chocolate islands?through Angola and Mozambique, and finally to British Southern Africa. Burtt had been hired by the chocolate firm Cadbury Brothers... more...

  • Wörterbuch historischer Berufsbezeichnungenby Jakob Ebner

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 280.00

    This dictionary is a compilation of historical occupational titles in the German language drawn from diverse economic sectors and regions, presented in a linguistic context with definitions, expert references, etymologies, as well as family names. It will thus be a key source in cultural and linguistic history and an essential tool for... more...

  • Working for the Enemyby Reinhold Billstein; Karola Fings; Anita Kugler; Nicholas Levis

    Berghahn Books 2004; US$ 39.95

    General Motors, the largest corporation on earth today, has been the owner since 1929 of Adam Opel AG, Russelsheim, the maker of Opel cars. Ford Motor Company in 1931 built the Ford Werke factory in Cologne, now the headquarters of European Ford. In this book, historians tell the astonishing story of what happened at Opel and Ford Werke under the... more...

  • Guide sur les questions de genre dans les politiques de l'emploi et du marché du travailby ILO

    International Labour Office 2015; US$ 20.00

    L’objectif du présent guide des ressources est de renforcer les capacités des mandants de l’OIT et des décideurs en matière de formulation de politiques de l’emploi. Sous l’effet de la crise financière et économique mondiale de 2008 et des taux très élevés de chômage... more...

  • L’OIT en actionby ILO

    International Labour Office 2014; US$ 15.00

    Cette présentation des résultats de la coopération au développement de l'OIT pour 2012 et 2013 reflète des changements dans la nature des interventions de l'Organisation ainsi qu'une augmentation de la reconnaissance de la valeur du travail décent. Elle met en avant quelques résultats... more...

  • The Political Economy of New Slaveryby Christien van den Anker

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 46.00

    This unique volume combines chapters containing a multidisciplinary academic analysis of the causes of the continued existence of contemporary forms of slavery, such as globalization, poverty and migration with empirical chapters on trafficking, domestic migrant workers, bonded labour and child labour in Asia, Latin America and Africa. It provides... more...

  • The Craft Apprenticeby W.J. Rorabaugh

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 34.00

    The apprentice system in colonial America began as a way for young men to learn valuable trade skills from experienced artisans and mechanics and soon flourished into a fascinating and essential social institution. Benjamin Franklin got his start in life as an apprentice, as did Mark Twain, Horace Greeley, William Dean Howells, William Lloyd Garrison,... more...