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Workers Across the Americas The Transnational Turn in Labor History

ISBN-10: 0199778558

ISBN-13: 9780199778553

Edition: 2011

Authors: Leon Fink

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List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview: The Challenge of Transnational Labor History
Another World History Is Possible: Reflections on the Translocal, Transnational, and Global
Historians of the World: Transnational Forces, Nation-States, and the Practice of U.S. History
Transnational Labor History: Promise and Perils
Labor History as World History: Linking Regions over Time
Overlapping Spaces: Transregional and Transcultural
Transnational Migration: A New Historical Phenomenon?
Labor and Empire
Introduction
"black service ... white money": The Peculiar Institution of Military Labor in the British Army during the Seven Years' War
"We Speak the Same Language in the New World": Capital, Class, and Community in Mexico's "American Century"
Indigenous Peoples and Labor Systems
Introduction
Indigenous Labor in Mid-Nineteenth-Century British North America: The Mi'kmaq of Cape Breton and Squamish of British Columbia in Comparative Perspective
"De Facto Mexicans": Coffee Workers and Nationality on the Guatemalan-Mexican Border, 1931-1941
International Feminism and Reproductive Labor
Introduction
"No Right to Layettes or Nursing Time": Maternity Leave and the Question of U.S. Exceptionalism
The Battle within the Home: Development Strategies and the Commodification of Caring Labors at the 1975 International Women's Year Conference
Labor Recruitment and Immigration Control Introduction
Feminizing White Slavery in the United States: Marcus Braun and the Transnational Traffic in White Bodies, 1890-1910
Patronage and Progress: The Bracero Program from the Perspective of Mexico
Unspoken Exclusions: Race, Nation, and Empire in the Immigration Restrictions of the 1920s in North America and the Greater Caribbean
Transnational Labor Politics
Introduction
Claiming Political Space: Workers, Municipal Socialism, and the Reconstruction of Local Democracy in Transnational Perspective
A Migrating Revolution: Mexican Political Organizers and Their Rejection of American Assimilation, 1920-1940
Labor Internationalism
Introduction
Fugitive Slaves across North America
Movable Type: Toronto's Transnational Printers, 1866-1872
Global Sea or National Backwater?: The International Labor Organization and the Quixotic Quest for Maritime Standards, 1919-1945
Contributors
Index