Labor in America: A History 8th Edition by Melvyn Dubofsky and Foster Rhea Dulles provides comprehensive and basic account of the rise of American labor since colonial. The unions have continued to shed members; union membership in the private sector of the financial system has fallen to levels not seen because the nineteenth century.
The forces of financial liberalization (neo-liberalism), capital mobility, and globalization have affected measurably the material way of life enjoyed by employees within the United States; and mass immigration from the Southern Hemisphere and Asia has continued to restructure the domestic labor force.
Yet even within the face of anti-union legislation, a seamless decline in the number of organized staff, and the worry of stateless, if not faceless terrorism-the shadow of “911” in which we nonetheless reside, in making ready this new edition of his classic text Professor Dubofsky has hewn to the strains specified by the previous seven in searching for to encourage in the present day’s college students of labor historical past to find out about those who constructed the United States and who will form its future.
Along with taking the narrative proper as much as the present, a latest history that features the election of 2008 in addition to the tumultuous blow suffered by the U.S. and world economic system in 2008-09, this book presents a wholly new (fourth) financial institution of photographs and, in gentle of the avalanche of latest scholarly work over the past decade, an entire overhauling of the book’s extensive and critical Further Readings part so as to notice the very best works from the profuse latest scholarship that explores the historical past of working individuals in all its diversity.
Labor in America: A History [Paperback]
Melvyn Dubofsky and Foster Rhea Dulles
Wiley-Blackwell; 8 edition (January 19, 2010)