HISTORY 316Z: WORKERS AND WORK IN AMERICA, 1600-PRESENT
Fall, 2000 -- Prof. Gerald Zahavi

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COURSE CONTENT:
  1. Introduction
  2. The Transition to Capitalism, I: Bound Labor and Free Labor in Colonial America
  3. The Transition to Capitalism, II: Incorporation of Eden
  4. The Transition to Capitalism, III: Markets, Exchange, and the Making of a Proletariat
  5. The Transition to Capitalism, IV: Household Production and Market Capitalism
  6. The Transition to Capitalism, V: Women and the Household Economy
  7. Men and Women in the Early Industrial Era
  8. The Black Working Class, I: Slavery
  9. The Black Working Class, II: After Slavery
  10. "Free Labor" and the Turbulent Decade: The 1870s
  11. Immigration and the Making of a Modern Industrial and Service Working Class
  12. Haymarket, Homestead, and the Foundations of a Modern Union Movement
  13. Unions and Workers, I
  14. Unions and Workers, II
  15. Women's Work Cultures in Early 20th Century America
  16. Divided Workers: Race, Ethnicity, and Labor in the Early 20th Century
  17. Controlling Workers: Scientific Management and Welfare Capitalism
  18. Labor in the South: Appalachia
  19. The Great Depression and the Rise of the CIO
  20. Agricultural Labor and Radicalism in the 1930s
  21. Communism and Labor
  22. Race, Gender, and War
  23. Labor, Race, and Culture in Post-War America
  24. The Cold War and Labor
  25. The Modern Working Class in Fact and Fiction
  26. Labor, Technology, and the Meaning of Progress
  27. The New Economy and Labor, I
  28. The New Economy and Labor, II
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