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Fight like hell : the untold history of American labor  Cover Image Book Book

Fight like hell : the untold history of American labor / Kim Kelly.

Kelly, Kim (Journalist), (author.). Nelson, Sara, 1973- (writer of foreword.).

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  • ISBN: 9781982171056
  • ISBN: 1982171057
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 418 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First One Signal Publishers/Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : One Signal Publishers/Atria, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Foreword by Sara Nelson, International President, Association of Flight Attendant-CWA, AFL-CIO"--cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- The trailblazers -- The garment workers -- The mill workers -- The revolutionaries -- The miners -- The harvesters -- The cleaners -- The freedom fighters -- The movers -- The metalworkers -- The disabled workers -- The sex workers -- The prisoners -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"Freed Black women organizing for protection in the Reconstruction-era South. Jewish immigrant garment workers braving deadly conditions for a sliver of independence. Asian American fieldworkers rejecting government-sanctioned indentured servitude across the Pacific. Incarcerated workers advocating for basic human rights and fair wages. The queer Black labor leader who helped orchestrate America's civil rights movement. These are only some of the working-class heroes who propelled American labor's relentless push for fairness and equal protection under the law. The names and faces of countless silenced, misrepresented, or forgotten leaders have been erased by time as a privileged few decide which stories get cut from the final copy: those of women, people of color, LGBTQIA people, disabled people, sex workers, prisoners, and the poor. In this definitive and assiduously researched work of journalism, Teen Vogue columnists and independent labor reporter Kim Kelly excavates that untold history and shows how the rights the American worker has today--the forty-hour workweek, workplace-safety standards, restrictions on child labor, protection from harassment and discrimination on the job--were earned with literal blood, sweat, and tears"--Amazon.
Subject: Labor movement > United States > History.
Labor unions > United States > History.
Working class > United States > History.

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North Kansas City Public Library 331.880973 KELLY 2022 (Text) 0001002409702 Nonfiction New Available -

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