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The Resource A working people : a history of African American workers since emancipation, Steven A. Reich

A working people : a history of African American workers since emancipation, Steven A. Reich

Label
A working people : a history of African American workers since emancipation
Title
A working people
Title remainder
a history of African American workers since emancipation
Statement of responsibility
Steven A. Reich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this work, the author, a historian examines the economical, political and cultural forces that have beaten, built, and broken America's Black workforce for centuries, and since Emancipation. From the abolition of slavery through the civil rights movement and Great Recession, African Americans have been singularly disadvantaged members of the workforce, repeatedly denied access to the opportunities all Americans are to be afforded under the Constitution. They have faced a unique set of obstacles and prejudices on their way to becoming a productive and indispensable portion of the American workforce. African Americans have combined decades of collective action and community mobilization with the trailblazing heroism of a select few to pave their own way to prosperity. This latest installment of the African American History Series challenges the notion that racial prejudices are buried in our nation's history, and instead provides a narrative connecting the struggles of many generations of African American workers to those felt the present day. The author provides an account of what being an African American worker has meant since the 1860s, alluding to ways in which we can and must learn from our past, for the betterment of all workers, however marginalized they may be. This history is as factually astute as it is accessibly written, a tapestry of over 150 years of troubled yet triumphant African American labor history that we still weave today. -- From publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reich, Steven A.
Dewey number
331.6/396073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Labor
Label
A working people : a history of African American workers since emancipation, Steven A. Reich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Emancipation and the politics of Black labor -- Jim Crow's Black workers -- The great Black labor migration -- A new deal for Black workers -- The Black working-class movement for civil rights -- Opening the American workplace
Control code
ocn843079343
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 231 pages
Isbn
9781442203327
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013018733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)843079343
Label
A working people : a history of African American workers since emancipation, Steven A. Reich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Emancipation and the politics of Black labor -- Jim Crow's Black workers -- The great Black labor migration -- A new deal for Black workers -- The Black working-class movement for civil rights -- Opening the American workplace
Control code
ocn843079343
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 231 pages
Isbn
9781442203327
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013018733
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)843079343

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