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History of American Labor

Joseph G. Rayback


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Joseph Rayback’s history of the American labor movement.

The History of American Labor delves into the history of labor in America from the colonial days until the mid-1950's. Rayback’s work is considered to be a foundational text for any readers of American labor union history.

Free Press, 9780029258507, 504pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1966

About the Author

Joseph G. Rayback (1914-1983) was a professor of history in the United States. He served in the United States Navy and was the author of Martin Van Buren: Law, Politics, and the Shaping of Republican Ideology and Free Soil: The Election of 1848.