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  • Cotton Cultivation and Child Labor in Post-Soviet Uzbekistanby Bilal Bhat

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Uzbekistan is the world's fifth-largest producer and second-largest exporter of cotton in the world, and unlike other countries where child labor is common, it is Uzbekistan's official policy to employ children. This book discusses the use of child labor in cotton cultivation in Uzbekistan following the fall of the Soviet Union, drawing on extensive... more...

  • Marx After Marxby Harry Harootunian

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Harry Harootunian questions the claims of Western Marxism? and its presumption of the final completion of capitalism. If this shift in Marxism reflected the recognition that the expected revolutions were not forthcoming in the years before World War II, its Cold War afterlife helped to both unify the West in its struggle with the Soviet Union and... more...

  • For It's One, Two, Three, Four Strikes You're Out at the Owners' Ball Gameby G. Richard McKelvey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2001; US$ 35.00

    Many assume incorrectly that confrontations between baseball's players and management began in the 1960s when the Major League Baseball Players Association started showing signs of becoming a union to be reckoned with. (The tensions of the 1960s prompted the owners to form the Player Relations Committee to deal with them and in February 1968, the... more...

  • Comparative Employment Relationsby Susan Milner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 57.00

    Explores employment relations in three key European countries: France, Germany and the UK. The comparative approach examines key areas of employment relations to analyse national differences and similarities. This comparative text fills the gap between single country studies of employment relations and more broad-brush multi-country approaches. more...

  • South Africa?s Political Crisisby Alexander Beresford

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    South Africa's current political upheavals are the most significant since the transition from apartheid. Its powerful trade unions are playing a central role, and the political direction they take will have huge significance for how we understand the role of labour movements in struggles for social justice in the twenty-first century. more...

  • The Letters of Joe Hillby Joe Hill; Philip S. Foner; Tom Morello; Alexis Buss

    Haymarket Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings. more...

  • Brain Gainby Darrell M. West

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Many of America's greatest artists, scientists, investors, educators, and entrepreneurs have come from abroad. Rather than suffering from the "brain drain" of talented and educated individuals emigrating, the United States has benefited greatly over the years from the "brain gain" of immigration. These gifted immigrants have engineered advances in... more...

  • What Do We Need a Union For?by Timothy J. Minchin

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    The rise in standards of living throughout the U. S. in the wake of World War II brought significant changes to the lives of southern textile workers. Mill workers' wages rose, their purchasing power grew, and their economic expectations increased--with little help from the unions. Timothy Minchin argues that the reasons behind the failure of textile... more...

  • The Tejano Diasporaby Marc Simon Rodriguez

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    Each spring during the 1960s and 1970s, a quarter million farm workers left Texas to travel across the nation, from the Midwest to California, to harvest America's agricultural products. During this migration of people, labor, and ideas, Tejanos established settlements in nearly all the places they traveled to for work, influencing concepts of Mexican... more...

  • In Love and Struggleby Stephen M. Ward

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 38.99

    James Boggs (1919-1993) and Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015) were two largely unsung but critically important figures in the black freedom struggle. James Boggs was the son of an Alabama sharecropper who came to Detroit during the Great Migration, becoming an automobile worker and a union leader. Grace Lee was a Chinese American scholar who studied Hegel,... more...