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Labor, free and slave : workingmen and the anti-slavery movement in the United States /
by Bernard Mandel ; introduction by Brian Kelly.
imprint
Urbana : University of Illinois, c2007.
description
lxix, 256 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0252074289 (paper : alk. paper), 9780252074288 (paper : alk. paper)
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imprint
Urbana : University of Illinois, c2007.
isbn
0252074289 (paper : alk. paper)
9780252074288 (paper : alk. paper)
general note
Originally published: New York : Associated Authors, 1955.
catalogue key
6198955
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-244) and index.
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Review Quotes
"The University of Illinois Press has served readers well by republishing Labor, Free and Slave . It has brought this important book back into the dialog about mid-19th century American history."-- Science and Society
"This edition will bring historians' attention back to a great but no longer known work from the past. Brian Kelly's excellent introduction provides a biography of Mandel, places his book in the context of writings on U.S. history, and presents the critique of whiteness studies implicit in Mandel's thought in a clear and provocative fashion." -- David Montgomery
"This edition will bring historians' attention back to a great but no longer known work from the past. Brian Kelly's excellent introduction provides a biography of Mandel, places his book in the context of writings on US history, and presents the critique of whiteness studies implicit in Mandel's thought in a clear and provocative fashion." David Montgomery, author ofFall of the House of Labor
"This edition will bring historians' attention back to a great but no longer known work from the past. Brian Kelly's excellent introduction provides a biography of Mandel, places his book in the context of writings on U.S. history, and presents the critique of whiteness studies implicit in Mandel's thought in a clear and provocative fashion." -- David Montgomery , author of Fall of the House of Labor
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Bernard Mandel's classic study provides a concise overview of the relationship between organised abolitionism and the fledging labour movement in the period before the Civil War.
Long Description
A classic piece of Old Left scholarship made available to a new generation of students and activists Bernard Mandel's classic study provides a concise overview of the relationship between organized abolitionism and the fledgling labor movement in the period before the Civil War. Mandel argues that slavery reinforced the powerlessness of white workers North and South, and the racial divisions that it upheld rendered effective labor solidarity impossible. Deep distrust between abolitionists and the working classes, however, compelled Northern workers to find their own way into the antislavery ranks.
Main Description
Bernard Mandel's classic study provides a concise overview of the relationship between organized abolitionism and the fledgling labour movement in the period before the Civil War. Mandel argues that slavery reinforced the powerlessness of white workers north and south, and the racial divisions that it upheld rendered effective labour solidarity impossible. Deep distrust between abolitionists and the working classes, however, compelled northern workers to find their own way into the antislavery ranks.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Illinois Editionp. ix
The Labor and Abolition Movementsp. 11
The Birth of the Labor Movement
The Anti-Slavery Movement
In the Lion's Denp. 28
Slavery and the Southern Workers
Anti-Slavery and the Southern Workers
Divide and Rule
Northern Labor Considers Slaveryp. 61
Slavery and the Northern Workers, 1830-1845
Bread and Butter
Our Fair Escutcheon
"Chattel Slaves and Wage Slaves"
Lords of the Lash and Lords of the Loom
The Slave-Power and the Mudsillsp. 111
Land of the Free
The Slave-Power Conspiracy
Re-forming the Lines
Free Soil and Free Labor
"The Uprising of a Great People"p. 170
The Secession Crisis
Labor, Emancipation and the Civil War
Fraternity in Freedomp. 202
Referencesp. 217
Acknowledgmentsp. 245
Indexp. 247
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