Working-Class New York by Joshua B. Freeman
Life and Labor Since World War II

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More than any other city in America, New York in the years after World War II carved out an idealistic and equitable path to the future. Largely through the efforts of its working class and the dynamic labour movement it built, New York City became the envied model of liberal America and the scourge of conservatives everywhere, with cheap and easy-to-use mass transit, work in small businesses and factories with good wages and benefits, affordable public housing, and healthcare for all. This volume considers the era.
 

About Joshua B. Freeman

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Freeman is a professor of history at Queens College.
 
Published May 1, 2000 by New Press. 432 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In this absorbing and beautifully detailed history, Freeman charts the postwar rise and eventual fall of Manhattan working-class life and culture: a story of massive movements of population and indu

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In this absorbing and beautifully detailed history, Freeman charts the postwar rise and eventual fall of Manhattan working-class life and culture: ""a story of massive movements of population and industry, tenacious struggle for rights and equality and ongoing discrimination and inequity."" In 19...

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The book also breaks new ground in two ways: it deals with the period since World War Two, when organised labour has been a declining force in American life, and with New York City, where work takes place in countless small manufacturing establishments and white-collar offices, not in the mass-pr...

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