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From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States


Publisher:New Press



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An engrossing history of American labor for a new generation. Priscilla Murolo and A. B. Chitty have created an engrossing, comprehensive history of labor in the United States, capturing the full sweep of working people's struggles, from indentured servants in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake to high-tech workers in contemporary Silicon Valley. Written with great narrative force, From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend surveys the historic efforts and sacrifices that working people made to win the rights we take for granted today: basic health and safety standards in the workplace, fair on-the-job treatment for men and women, the minimum wage, and even the weekend itself. A definitive new work of American history, From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend also brings labor history to life with thirty pages of dramatic "cartoon narratives"by internationally acclaimed artist Joe Saccothat highlight key moments and figures throughout American history. 30 pages black-and-white illustrations.

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