Book Reviews

A growing list of reviews of books related to labor and labor history:

October, 2017

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Are Players’ Unions Good for Professional Sports?
edited by Thomas Riggs

Review by Mark Altschuler

 

 

 

 

 

September, 2017

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Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women’s Lives at Work
by Gillian Thomas

Review by Jane Latour

 

 

 

 

June, 2017

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Jews in the American Labor Movement:
Past, Present & Future
by Bennett Muraskin

Review by Keith Danish

 

 

 

May, 2017

We Are One

We Are One: Stories of Work, Life and Love
edited by Elizabeth Gottlieb (Hardball Press, 2015)

Review by Marcia Newfield

 

 

 

 

 

Joelito's Big DecisionJoelito’s Big Decision, La Gran Decisión de Joelito
by Ann Berlak, illustrated by Daniel Camacho (Hardball Press, 2015)

Review by Marcia Newfield

 
City of DreamsCity of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles

by Jerald Podair (Princeton University Press, 2017)
Review by Kelsey Harrison

 

 

 

 

 

February, 2017

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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

by Nancy Isenberg (New York: Viking, 2016)
Review by Laura Hapke

January, 2017

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The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology
by Aldon D. Morris (Oakland: University of California Press, 2015), 282 pages
Review by Maynard Seider