City of workers, city of struggle : how labor movements changed New York /

From the founding of New Amsterdam until today, working people have helped create and re-create the City of New York through their struggles. Starting with artisans and slaves in colonial New York and ranging all the way to twenty-first-century gig-economy workers, this book tells the story of New Y...

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Other Authors: Freeman, Joshua Benjamin (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
Series:Columbia studies in the history of U.S. capitalism.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Intro; Table of Contents; Director's Foreword, by Whitney W. Donhauser; Introduction: Workers' Movements, Workers' Struggles in New York, by Sarah M. Henry; Workers in the City of Commerce: 1624-1898; 1. Artisan Labor in Colonial New York and the New Republic, by Simon Middleton; 2. Slave Labor in New York, by Leslie M. Harris; 3. Sailors Ashore in New York's Sailortown, by Johnathan Thayer; 4. Housework and Homework in 19th-Century New York City, by Elizabeth Blackmar
  • 5. Victims, B'hoys, Foreigners, Slave-Drivers, and Despots: Picturing Work, Workers, and Activism in 19th-Century New York, by Joshua BrownUnion City: 1898-1975; 6. The Needle Trades and the Uprising of Women Workers: 1905-1919, by Annelise Orleck; 7. Sex Work and the Underground Economy, by LaShawn Harris; 8. Here Comes the CIO, by Joshua B. Freeman; 9. Puerto Rican Workers and the Struggle for Decent Lives in New York City: 1910s-1970s, by Aldo A. Lauria-Santiago; 10. Labor and the Fight for Racial Equality, by Martha Biondi; 11. Public Workers, by William A. Herbert
  • Crisis and Transformation: 1975- 201812. The Fiscal Crisis and Union Decline, by Kim Phillips-Fein; 13. Health-care Workers and Union Power, by Brian Greenberg; 14. Chinatown, the Garment and Restaurant Industries, and Labor, by Kenneth J. Guest and Margaret M. Chin; 15. Domestic Workers, by Premilla Nadasen; 16. New Forms of Struggle: The "Alt-labor" Movement in New York City, by Ruth Milkman; Conclusion: How Labor Shaped New York and New York Shaped Labor, by Joshua B. Freeman; For Further Reading; Index; Image Credits