The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class
New Press, Paperback, 9781595587077, 464pp.
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
Winner of the 2011 Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians for the Best Book on American History
Winner of the 2011 Merle Curti Prize from the Organization of American Historians for the Best Book in American Social History
Winner of the 2011 Labor History Best Book Prize
Winner of the 2011 Best Book Award from the United Association for Labor Education.
In near epic proportions, Cowie covers . . . the demise of the mythic American working class. A must read.
Might be the most groundbreaking and original national history of a working class since
E. P. Thompson’s Making of the English Working Class.
[C]aptures the contradictory nature of 1970s politics better than almost any other [book] ever written about the period.
[A] fun read with cultural insight that makes connections I hadn’t, from Saturday Night Fever to Dog Day Afternoon, Bruce Springsteen to Devo.