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St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide (Two Vol. Set)

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ISBN 10: 1558625429 / ISBN 13: 9781558625426
Published by St James Press, 2003
Used Condition: Good Hardcover
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2004. Two-volume set. A good ex-library hardcover set with usual library labels. Pages are clean. Light cover wear. Books are covered in mylar. Sorry, no Priority or international orders due to weight. Booksavers receives donated books and recycles them in a variety of ways. Proceeds benefit the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in the U.S. and around the world. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000184019

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Title: St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History ...

Publisher: St James Press

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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The 2-vol. "St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide" provides in-depth analysis of more than 300 key events in labor history over the last 200 years, focusing on the relevance of these events to both the labor movement as a whole and to societal changes around the world. Each entry, written and signed by an expert in the field, is three to five pages in length and includes a description of the event, information about the key players involved and discusses the event in historical context. Events covered include: Abolition of Slavery Anarchists Lead Argentine Labor Movement Chartist Movement Equal Pay Act Equal Rights Amendment Grape Pickers' Strike Great Steel Strike Japanese Labor Unions Dissolved March on Washington Movement Minimum Wage Movement North American Free Trade Agreement Occupational Safety and Health Act Syndicalist Movement PATCO Strike Triangle Shirtwaist Fire And many others

Additional features include alphabetical and chronological tables of contents; 300 photographs, maps and illustrations; a glossary; a bibliography; and a subject index.

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"This is a well-prepared reference to events in labor history, mostly in the United States and Europe between the years 1800 and 2000...clear and detailed enough to be of help to the student of labor history...this encyclopedia will be most welcome for the excellent coverage and clear presentation of the selected events, and the ease of use that characterizes it."
--"ARBA" (2004)

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