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7 edition of Working-Class New York found in the catalog.

Working-Class New York

Life and Labor Since World War II

by Joshua B. Freeman

  • 59 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by New Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sociology,
  • History,
  • History: American,
  • Minority Studies - General,
  • United States - 20th Century

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8666744M
    ISBN 101565847121
    ISBN 109781565847125
    OCLC/WorldCa248676622

      But it was shortly after the publication of Coiner’s book that working-class studies finally emerged as an academic field. Michael Zweig, the former director of the Center for Study of Working-Class Life at the State University of New York, ties its birth in the s to the “economic restructuring [that] began to undermine the structures. Joshua B. Freeman's Working-Class New York is a welcome and successful addition to a growing body of historical literature on twentieth-century New York City. As the book's title suggests, the focus is on labor and the working class in the postwar metropolis. It documents the shift from a proletarian to a service-based, global city within the last five or six decades.

    About The Making of the English Working Class. A seminal text on the history of the working class by one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. During the formative years of the Industrial Revolution, English workers and artisans claimed a place in society that would shape the following centuries. A collection of writings on the U.S. working class and the class struggle by a lifelong participant, with new material especially for this volume. Excerpt [From: "Thirty Years of Struggle for a Steelworkers' Union and a Workingclass Ideology," Political Affairs, September, -- slightly abridged; written in prison while serving a sentence.

    The existence of the working class was in this sense the product of the working-class movement, not the other way around. Today’s new working class will not come into being and simply resuscitate the forms of organization and collective action inherited from the postwar AFL-CIO. In response to: Warren in the Trap from the Ma issue. To the Editors. Caroline Fraser was unduly harsh in her assessment of Elizabeth Warren’s candidacy [“Warren in the Trap,” NYR, March 12].Invoking the pathos of her working-class upbringing and gender struggles is no different than Bernie Sanders invoking his forebear’s immigrant status (a Pole who knew no English and.


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Working-Class New York by Joshua B. Freeman Download PDF EPUB FB2

"Working Class New York," meticulously follows the labor movement's progress and retrenchments, starting with its halcyon days in the post-war s. It makes no bones about the powerful impetus communist politics played, and the subsequent loss of energy that coincided with the Reds being chased out of American by:   "Working Class New York," is wonderfully done and demonstrative, at every turn, of the author's passion for his subject.

But, for labor enthusiasts, the end can't match the beginning for excitement The narrative in "Working Class New York," grows less interesting along with the declining labor movement it chronicles.4/5(7). Working-Class New York is a book with a lot of strengths, especially several of its earlier chapters.

The chapters in Part I, about NYC's industrial and political exceptionality, help one understand how much blue collar work New York once had, and /5.

More than any other city in America, New York in the years after the Second World War carved out an idealistic and equitable path to the future. Largely through the efforts of its working class and the dynamic labor movement it built, New York City became the envied model of liberal America and the scourge of conservatives everywhere: cheap and easy-to-use mass transit, work.

Working Class New York Joshua B. Freeman, Author New Press $35 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author MORE BOOKS YOU'D LIKE. ADVERTISEMENT. MORE FROM PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. A "lucid, detailed, and imaginative analysis" (The Nation) of the model city that working-class New Yorkers created after World War II and its tragic demise.

More than any other city in America, New York in the years after the Second World War carved out an idealistic and equitable path to the future. Largely through the efforts of its working class and the dynamic labor movement it built, New.

THE HARDHAT RIOT Nixon, New York City, and the Dawn of the White Working-Class Revolution By David Paul Kuhn. The nation, we keep hearing on television and in. Inhis book Working-Class New York won the New York City Book Award, sponsored by the New York Society Library, for the best work of historical importance that evoked the spirit or enhanced appreciation of New York City.

Published works Solely authored books. In Transit: The Transport Workers Union in New York City, "We put the working class, in all its varieties, at the center of our work.

The new working-class studies is not only about the labor movement, or about workers of any particular kind, or workers in any particular place--even in the workplace. Instead, we ask questions about how class works for people at work, at home, and in the community.

We explore how class both unites and divides working. Two new books, “The System,” by the former labor secretary Robert B. Reich, and “Break ’Em Up,” by the lawyer and activist Zephyr Teachout, a onetime candidate for New York State. On Septem Joshua Freeman,author of "Working Class New York: Life and Labor Since World War II" joined Gotham Gazette's Reading NYC book club to talk about his book.

An edited transcript of the conversation, which includes audience participation, is posted below. David Paul Kuhn is an author, reporter, and political analyst. He has served as a senior and chief political writer across the political-media landscape, from Politico to RealClearPolitics to CBS News, as well as written for the New York Times, the Washington Post Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, National Review, New Republic, and the Los Angeles Times, among other publications.

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Working-Class New York is the moving story of the creation by workers and their allies of a local social democracy, one that was remarkable in its ambitions and achievements, and in the way it came crashing down. A grand work of cultural and social history, Working-Class New York is a chronicle of a dream that died but that may yet rise again Brand: New Press, The.

Nick Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times. (@NickKristof) Their new book is "Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope." In. The working class (or labouring class) comprises those engaged in waged or salaried labour, especially in manual-labour occupations and industrial work.

Working-class occupations (see also "Designation of workers by collar color") include blue-collar jobs, some white-collar jobs, and most pink-collar s of the working class rely exclusively upon earnings from wage labour; thus. At the end of World War II, New York was a working-class city.

Inof the million employed New Yorkers, less thanwere proprietors, managers, officials, professionals, or semiprofessionals. “White Working Class” by law professor Joan C. Williams is more an effort to puncture the foibles and misperceptions of upper-class liberals than an attempt to get to know the people her book.

This book functions well as an adjunct to the "age of jackson" by arthury schlesinger jr. it basicaly handles the development of the "working class" in new york city between the end of the american revolution to the period before the civil war/5(12).

A riot in New York signaled a growing class divide, writes David Paul Kuhn. shift driven by a widening divide between the working class and the educated elite that has led to.

Book Nook: The Hardhat Riot - Nixon, New York City, and the Dawn of the White Working-Class Revolution by David Paul Kuhn Listen In when Herbert Hoover was elected president the Roaring Twenties were in full swing-America appeared to be enjoying a surge of prosperity just a decade after the armistice that ended World War One.Get this from a library!

Working-class New York: life and labor since World War II. [Joshua Benjamin Freeman] -- "Working-Class New York is the moving story of the creation by workers and their allies of a local social democracy, remarkable in its ambitions and .Get this from a library!

The making of the English working class. [E P Thompson] -- This account of artisan and working-class society in its formative years, toadds an important dimension to our understanding of the nineteenth century. E.P. Thompson shows how the working.