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Workers Across the Americas: The Transnational Turn in Labor History

Leon Fink


This book presents the first broad intellectual response by labor and working-class historians to the larger transnational turn in historical studies. Drawing on an international conference of U.S., Canadian, Latin American, and Caribbean scholars, the book brings together emerging studies on workers, the state, and international labor activism and institutions. Fourteen chapters, each transnational in scope, address themes of indigenous peoples and labor systems, labor and empire, international feminism and reproductive labor, labor recruitment and immigration control, transnational labor pol ... More

Keywords: transnationalism, labor systems, immigration, internationalism, workers

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199731633
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731633.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leon Fink, editor
University of Illinois at Chicago
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I Overview: The Challenge of Transnational Labor History

5 Overlapping Spaces

Dirk Hoerder

II Labor and Empire


Alex Lichtenstein

III Indigenous Peoples and Labor Systems


Colleen O’Neill

10“De Facto Mexicans”

Catherine Nolan-Ferrell

IV International Feminism and Reproductive Labor


Premilla Nadasen

V Labor Recruitment and Immigration Control


Camille Guérin-Gonzales

14 Patronage and Progress

Michael Snodgrass

VI Transnational Labor Politics


Bryan D. Palmer

16 Claiming Political Space

Shelton Stromquist

17 A Migrating Revolution

John H. Flores

VII Labor Internationalism


Nelson Lichtenstein

18 Fugitive Slaves across North America

Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie

19 Movable Type

Jacob Remes

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