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Production of Difference Race and the Management of Labor in U. S. History

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ISBN-10: 0199739757

ISBN-13: 9780199739752

Edition: 2012

Authors: David R. Roediger, Elizabeth D. Esch

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In 1907, pioneering labor historian and economist John Commons argued that US management had shown just one "symptom of originality," namely "playing one race against the other."In this eye-opening book, David Roediger and Elizabeth Esch offer a radically new way of understanding the history of management in the United States, placing race, migration, and empire at the center of what has sometimes been narrowly seen as a search for efficiency and economy. Ranging from the antebellum period to the coming of the Great Depression, the book examines the extensive literature slave masters produced on how to manage and "develop" slaves; explores what was perhaps the greatest managerial feat in…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: Race in the History of U.S. Management
Facing South
The Antebellum South and the Origins of Race Management: African Slavery, Indian Removal, and Irish Labor
Managing the Negro: The African Slave as Asset and Animal
Facing West
Frontiers of Control: Infrastructure, Western Expansion, and Race Management
Crossing Borders: Racial Knowledge and the Transnational Triumphs of U.S. Management
Changing the Whole Story
Continuity and Change: Scientific Management, Race Management, and the Persistence of the "Foreman's Empire"
The Crisis of Race Management: Immigrant Rebellions, Immigration Restrictions, and a New Focus on Black and Mexican Labor
Afterword: Then and Now