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The Resource Workers on arrival : Black labor in the making of America, Joe William Trotter, Jr

Workers on arrival : Black labor in the making of America, Joe William Trotter, Jr

Label
Workers on arrival : Black labor in the making of America
Title
Workers on arrival
Title remainder
Black labor in the making of America
Statement of responsibility
Joe William Trotter, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"From the ongoing issues of poverty, health, housing and employment to the recent upsurge of lethal police-community relations, the black working class stands at the center of perceptions of social and racial conflict today. Journalists and public policy analysts often discuss the black poor as "consumers" rather than "producers," as "takers" rather than "givers," and as "liabilities" instead of "assets." In his engrossing new history, Workers on Arrival, Joe William Trotter, Jr. refutes these perceptions by charting the black working class's vast contributions to the making of America. Covering the last four hundred years since Africans were first brought to Virginia in 1619, Trotter traces black workers' complicated journey from the transatlantic slave trade through the American Century to the demise of the industrial order in the 21st century. At the center of this compelling, fast-paced narrative are the actual experiences of these African American men and women. A dynamic and vital history of remarkable contributions despite repeated setbacks, Workers on Arrival expands our understanding of America's economic and industrial growth, its cities, ideas, and institutions, and the real challenges confronting black urban communities today"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trotter, Joe William
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Workers on arrival : Black labor in the making of America, Joe William Trotter, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : foregrounding the black worker -- Genesis of the black working class -- Building the early community -- Prelude to the modern age -- Rise of the industrial working class -- African American workers organize -- Demolition of the old Jim Crow order -- Demise of the industrial working class -- Epilogue : facing the new global capitalist economy -- Sources : interpreting the African American working class experience
Control code
on1029805079
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 296 pages
Isbn
9780520299450
Lccn
2018028905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028805854
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029805079
Label
Workers on arrival : Black labor in the making of America, Joe William Trotter, Jr
Publication
Note
"George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : foregrounding the black worker -- Genesis of the black working class -- Building the early community -- Prelude to the modern age -- Rise of the industrial working class -- African American workers organize -- Demolition of the old Jim Crow order -- Demise of the industrial working class -- Epilogue : facing the new global capitalist economy -- Sources : interpreting the African American working class experience
Control code
on1029805079
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiv, 296 pages
Isbn
9780520299450
Lccn
2018028905
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028805854
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029805079

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