Download PDF or read online Knights Unhorsed Book by Robert E. Weir and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Knights Unhorsed examines the internal conflict and external pressures that drove one of America's most promising labor organizations into obscurity less than a half a century later." "This book will interest scholars and students of labor history, nineteenth century studies and American studies."--BOOK JACKET.
Download PDF or read online Italian Literature: Il tristano panciatichiano Book by Gloria Allaire and published by Boydell & Brewer Ltd. This book was released on 2002 with total page 776 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The Arthurian Archives series of texts and editions in translation, edited by Norris J. Lacy, makes a start on Italian Arthurian material, with a 14c Tristan text. This is the first critical edition with English translation of the prose compilation Tristano panciatichiano, preserved in a unique manuscript in the Biblioteca Nazionale of Florence (MS Panc. 33); it is the first time theItalian text has been published in its entirety in any form. Assembled by the mid-fourteenth century, the manuscript is an original compilation in Italian based on several French models: the Queste del San Graal, Josephd'Arimathie, the Mort Artu, and notably, the Roman de Tristan en prose. While the edition itself will be of great interest, the translation into English is a major opportunity for Arthurians and other medievalists, and furnishes important new evidence for the study of Arthurian material in Italy. Apparatus includes a finding list of Arthurian manuscripts produced, owned or read by Italians; a select bibliography; and an index of proper names found in the narrative.
Download PDF or read online Breadwinners Book by Lara Vapnek and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Recasting the meaning of women's work in the early fight for gender equality
Download PDF or read online Richard L. Davis and the Color Line in Ohio Coal Book by Frans H. Doppen and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-10-13 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Born in Roanoke County, Virginia, on the eve of the Emancipation Proclamation, Richard L. Davis was an early mine labor organizer in Rendville, Ohio. One year after the 1884 Great Hocking Valley Coal Strike, which lasted nine months, Davis wrote the first of many letters to the National Labor Tribune and the United Mine Workers Journal. One of two African Americans at the founding convention of United Mine Workers of America in 1890, he served as a member of the National Executive Board in 1886–97. Davis called upon white and black miners to unite against wage slavery. This biography provides a detailed portrait of one of America’s more influential labor organizers.
Download PDF or read online Union Renegades Book by Dana M. Caldemeyer and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2021-01-11 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In the late nineteenth century, Midwestern miners often had to decide if joining a union was in their interest. Arguing that these workers were neither pro-union nor anti-union, Dana M. Caldemeyer shows that they acted according to what they believed would benefit them and their families. As corporations moved to control coal markets and unions sought to centralize their organizations to check corporate control, workers were often caught between these institutions and sided with whichever one offered the best advantage in the moment. Workers chased profits while paying union dues, rejected national unions while forming local orders, and broke strikes while claiming to be union members. This pragmatic form of unionism differed from what union leaders expected of rank-and-file members, but for many workers the choice to follow or reject union orders was a path to better pay, stability, and independence in an otherwise unstable age. Nuanced and eye-opening, Union Renegades challenges popular notions of workers attitudes during the Gilded Age.
Download PDF or read online The Greatest Knight Book by Thomas Asbridge and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2015-01-15 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : ‘A rip-roaring new life of Marshal … [a] splendid account of a great medieval life' Dan Jones, author of Crusaders ‘A thoroughly entertaining account of England’s most colourful and courageous medieval knight’ Sunday Times Drawing upon an array of contemporary evidence, renowned historian Thomas Asbridge’s authoritative and dramatic account brings to life the often overlooked figure of William Marshal, a man who not only served at the right hand of five English monarchs but also helped negotiate the terms of Magna Carta. Charting the unparalleled rise to prominence of a man bound to a code of honour, yet driven by unquenchable ambition, this knight's tale lays bare the brutish realities of medieval warfare and the machinations of the royal court, and draws us into the heart of a formative period of our history: when the West emerged from the Dark Ages and stood on the brink of modernity. Friend of Richard the Lionheart and the infamous King John and, ultimately, regent of the realm, this is the story of one remarkable man and the forging of the English nation. ‘Skilfully done...a powerful cast of characters that fascinates still’ TLS ‘The medieval world...at last comes touchingly to life’ Spectator
Download PDF or read online The History of Fulk Fitz-Warine Book by translated by Alice Kemp-Welch and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 1907 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :
Download PDF or read online For All the People Book by John Curl and published by ReadHowYouWant.com. This book was released on 2010-07 with total page 826 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The survival of indigenous communities and the first European settlers alike depended on a deeply cooperative style of living and working, based around common lands, shared food and labor. Cooperative movements proved integral to the grassroots organizations and struggles challenging the domination of unbridled capitalism in America's formative years. Holding aloft the vision for an alternative economic system based on cooperative industry, they have played a vital, and dynamic role in the struggle to create a better world. Seeking to reclaim a history that has remained largely ignored by most historians, this dramatic and stirring account examines each of the definitive American cooperative movements for social change - farmer, union, consumer, and communalist - that have been all but erased from collective memory. Focusing far beyond one particular era, organization, leader, or form of cooperation, For All the People documents the multigenerational struggle of the American working people for social justice. With an expansive sweep and breathtaking detail, the chronicle follows the American worker from the colonial workshop to the modern mass-assembly line, ultimately painting a vivid panorama of those who built the United States and those who will shape its future. John Curl, with over forty years of experience as both an active member and scholar of cooperatives, masterfully melds theory, practice, knowledge and analysis, to present the definitive history from below of cooperative America.
Download PDF or read online The Practical Utopians Book by Steven Bernard Leikin and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : An exploration of the ideological conflicts and practical experiences of late-nineteenth-century American workers who pursued "cooperation" as an alternative to "competitive" capitalism.
Download PDF or read online The Quest for “Just and Pure Law” Book by John Paul Enyeart and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2009 with total page 343 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Focusing on the political culture forged by Rocky Mountain workers from the 1870s through the 1920s, this book shows how the unique working-class politics of the region led to remarkable successes in securing progressive labor legislation. These successes--especially in improving workers' hours, wages, and safety--in turn played a central role in transforming the nation's attitudes toward workers' rights. Examining political culture in the everyday lives of workers (from shop floors to union halls to recreation), the author uncovers a labor movement based as much on pragmatism as on ideology, and he traces how its members productively focused their efforts on political action at the local and state levels. In the process, they developed a genuinely social-democratic political culture.
Download PDF or read online Putting Their Hands on Race Book by Danielle T. Phillips-Cunningham and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2019-12-13 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Putting Their Hands on Race is an intersectional and comparative labor history of southern African American and Irish immigrant women who labored as domestic workers after migrating to northeastern cities during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Download PDF or read online The Childhood of King Erik Menved Book by Bernhard Severin Ingemann and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-11-21 with total page 545 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This is a historical romance set in Denmark. As this novel is set in 13th-century Denmark by a Danish writer, the translator has added some explanatory passages to explain references in the story that the average non-Danish reader could not be expected to understand. The story opens on a stormy night when a group of porpoise hunters and ferrymen are watching a large skiff struggling in the storm. They are all in a hurry to get to the castle nearby.
Download PDF or read online From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth Book by Alex Gourevitch and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book reconstructs how a group of nineteenth-century labor reformers appropriated and radicalized the republican tradition. These "labor republicans" derived their definition of freedom from a long tradition of political theory dating back to the classical republics. In this tradition, to be free is to be independent of anyone else's will - to be dependent is to be a slave. Borrowing these ideas, labor republicans argued that wage laborers were unfree because of their abject dependence on their employers. Workers in a cooperative, on the other hand, were considered free because they equally and collectively controlled their work. Although these labor republicans are relatively unknown, this book details their unique, contemporary, and valuable perspective on both American history and the organization of the economy.
Download PDF or read online Reinventing "The People" Book by Shelton Stromquist and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In this much needed comprehensive study of the Progressivemovement, its reformers, their ideology, and the social circumstancesthey tried to change, Shelton Stromquist contends that the persistenceof class conflict in America challenged the very defining feature ofProgressivism: its promise of social harmony through democraticrenewal. Profiling the movement's work in diverse arenas of socialreform, politics, labour regulation and race improvement, Stromquistargues that while progressive reformers may have emphasized differentprograms, they crafted a common language of social reconciliation inwhich an imagined civic community (the People) would transcendparochial class and political loyalties.
Download PDF or read online Transatlantic Radicalism Book by Frank Jacob and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The Atlantic Ocean not only connected North and South America with Europe through trade but also provided the means for an exchange of knowledge and ideas, including political radicalism. Socialists and anarchists would use this “radical ocean” to escape state prosecution in their home countries and establish radical milieus abroad. However, this was often a rather unorganized development and therefore the connections that existed were quite diverse. The movement of individuals led to the establishment of organizational ties and the import and exchange of political publications between Europe and the Americas. The main aim of this book is to show how the transatlantic networks of political radicalism evolved with regard to socialist and anarchist milieus and in particular to look at the actors within the relevant processes--topics that have so far been neglected in the major histories of transnational political radicalism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Individual case studies are examined within a wider context to show how networks were actually created, how they functioned and their impact on the broader history of the radical Atlantic
Download PDF or read online Katherine Book by Anya Seton and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 2013 with total page 609 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford, Chaucer's sister-in-law, fall in love in the 14th century.
Download PDF or read online United Apart Book by Ileen A. DeVault and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2018-08-06 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In the late nineteenth century, most jobs were strictly segregated by sex. And yet, despite their separation at work, male and female employees regularly banded together when they or their unions considered striking. In her groundbreaking book, Ileen A. DeVault explores how gender helped to shape the outcome of job actions—and how gender bias became central to unionism in America. Covering the period from the formation of the American Federation of Labor in 1886 to the establishment of the Women's Trade Union League in 1903, DeVault analyzes forty strikes from across the nation in the tobacco, textile, clothing, and boot and shoe industries. She draws extensively on her research in local newspapers as she traces the daily encounters among male and female coworkers in workplaces, homes, and union halls. Jobs considered appropriate for men and those for women were, she finds, sufficiently interdependent that the success of the action depended on both sexes cooperating. At the same time, with their livelihoods at stake, tensions between women and men often appeared. The AFL entered the twentieth century as the country's primary vehicle for unionized workers, and its attitude toward women formed the basis for virtually all later attempts at their organization. United Apart transforms conventional wisdom on the rise of the AFL by showing how its member unions developed their central beliefs about female workers and how those beliefs affected male workers as well.