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Image for New City on the Merrimack: Prints of Lawrence, 1845-1876

New City on the Merrimack: Prints of Lawrence, 1845-1876

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Merrimack Valley Textile Museum: 1974

Seller ID: 2259829

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faintly toned. 1974 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. Prints and drawings which illustrate the growth and development of Lawrence from grassy river banks in Methuen and Andover into a separate entity, an urban community of 35,000 people by 18176. There are several hundred items in the collection of the Merrimack Valley Textile Museum, illustrating with precision and detail the building and maintenance of the dam, canals, mills, and housing for the city. View more info

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The Deserted Village at Allaire (Site of Historic Howell Works)

By: Cottrell, Alden T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Board of Trustees of the Deserted Village at Allaire: 1967

Seller ID: 2259832

Condition: Very Good


Very faintly toned. 1967 Stapled Binding. 24 pp. Howell Works (later the Howell Works Company) was a bog iron-based production facility for pig iron which was established in New Jersey in the early 19th century by American engineer and philanthropist James P. Allaire. It is notable as one of the earliest American examples of a company town. Allaire purchased the Howell Works property to provide pig iron for his Allaire Iron Works in New York, which was at the time a leading manufacturer of marine steam engines. The Howell Works also manufactured its own lines of cast iron products. Allaire eve... View more info

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The Living Spirit of the Wobblies

By: De Caux, Len

Price: $8.00

Publisher: International Publishers: 1978

Seller ID: 2194998

Condition: Good


Pages heavily foxed, spine creased, stain along bottom corner of spine, ink name on front endpaper. 1978 Trade Paperback. xi, 156 pp. Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY SOCIAL MOVEMENT LABOR MOVEMENT WOOBLIES INDUSTRIAL WORKERS OF THE WORLD IWW View more info

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Between the Fields and the City: Women, Work, and Family in Russia, 1861-1914

By: Engel, Barbara Alpern

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289561

ISBN: 0521442362

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minimal ink marks in text. Review letter and typed comment sheet laid in. This copy belonged to Professor Brenda Meehan of the University of Rochester, who specialized in Russian studies. 1994 Hard Cover. This book charts the personal dimensions of economic and social change by examining the significance and consequences of Russian peasant women's migration from the village to the factory and/or city in the years between the emancipation of the serfs in 1861 and the outbreak of World War I. The author uses case studies to explore the effects of urbanization and industrialization... View more info

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To Have and to Hold: Slave Work and Family Life in Antebellum South Carolina

By: Hudson, Larry E.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The University of Georgia Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2273287

ISBN: 0820318302

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed without attribution and signed by author on title page ('Kind regards, Larry E. Hudson Jr., Rochester '98'). Light crease on front jacket flap corner. 1997 Hard Cover. xxii, 241 pp. 8vo. Looking closely at both the slaves' and masters' worlds in low, middle, and up-country South Carolina, Larry E. Hudson Jr. covers a wide range of economic and social topics related to the opportunities given to slaves to produce and trade their own food and other goods--contingent on first completing the master's assigned work for the day. In particular, Hudson shows how these opportun... View more info

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Born of Fire: The Valley of Work: Industrial Scenes of Southwestern Pennsylvania (The Westmoreland Museum of American Art)

By: Jones, Barbara L.; Muller, Edward K.; Tarr, Joel A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Westmoreland Museum of American Art: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208604

ISBN: 0931241316

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A fine copy.Near Fine. 2006 Large Hardcover. 160 pp. This is the first book on the Westmoreland Museum of American Art's extensive collection of paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, and photographs of the Big Steel Era in Pittsburgh and southwestern Pennsylvania. These images express the immense energy, power, wonder and force of the vast industrial complex that took shape in the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth-century, a time when Pittsburgh became the nation's foremost center of iron making and mass produced steel. Includes 141 works of art, 51 of which are ill... View more info

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Bolshevik Ideology and the Ethics of Soviet Labor, 1917-1920: The Formative Years

By: Kaplan, Frederick I.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Philosophical Library: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1768229

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed & toned. 1968 Hard Cover. ix, 521 pp. A theoretical framework of Bolshevism showing its philosophical and psychological underpinnings, and placing it in a context with Russian labor. View more info

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I Am a Factory Girl: Documents of Lowell's 19th Century Working Women

By: Karabatsos, Lewis T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities:

Seller ID: 2203486

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal cosmetic wear to sleeve. Fourteen facsimiles of original documents related to women working in the Lowell mills, with typewritten transcriptions, a historical introduction, and a selected bibliography, in a printed publisher's sleeve. View more info

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A History of the Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union, Local 10

By: Oneal, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Amalgamated Ladies' Garment Cutters' Union, Local 10: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196592

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Spine lightly cocked, spine edges rubbed, light stain to front cover, pages toned, ink name on front endpaper, pencil notation on rear paste-down endpaper. 1927 Hard Cover. xii, 450 pp. It is with a profound sense of gratification that the Executive Board of Local 10 has been able to publish this history of the organization for the membership. To make the occasion of the celebration of its twenty-five years of existence a memorable one, neither money nor effort has been spared to make this history of our local the most thorough one of this kind that has been published in this co... View more info

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Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline

By: Ong, Aihwa

Price: $5.00

Publisher: State University of New York Press: 1987

Seller ID: 1795025

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly rubbed. 1987 Trade Paperback. 268 pp. This work ... remains powerful for its refusal to over-simplify the complexities of export industrialization as a model for economic development, and for its demonstration of the intimate dialectics of culture, economy, gender, religion, and class, and the meaningfulness of place amid the swirling forces of global capitalism ... [It] opened up many of the questions that should continue to inspire our analyses of globalization today. Indeed, these questions are equally compelling for the reader returning to this work after twenty years and ... View more info

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An American Idyll: The Life of Carleton H. Parker

By: Parker, Cornelia Stratton

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Atlantic Monthly Press: 1920

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2201203

ISBN: 1135641374

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Very good in fair jacket. Significant loss from jacket corners and spine. Ink name on front endpaper, magazine clipping of photo of Rabindranath Tagore and Albert Einstein laid in, along with a postcard showing the American Red Cross Building in Washington, D.C. 1920 Hard Cover. 190 pp. A biography of a federal mediator of labor disputes. View more info

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The Work Ethic in Industrial America: 1850-1920

By: Rodgers, Daniel T.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2189296

Condition: Very Good


Cover toned. 1978 Trade Paperback. Rodgers's book is a study of how technology affects ideas. That is the issue to which Rodgers always returns: how did men and women react to the economy of unprecedented plenty that the 19th-century revolution in power and machines had produced? . . . This is certainly . . . one of the most refreshing and penetrating analyses of the relation of diverse levels of 19th-century culture that it has been my pleasure to read in a long time. Winner of the 1978 Frederick Jackson Turner Award View more info

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A Chronicle of Textile Machinery, 1824-1924: Issued to Commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Saco-Lowell Shops

By: Saco-Lowell Shops

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Saco-Lowell Shops, Boston / William Bond Wheelwright: 1924

Seller ID: 2164107

Condition: Near Fine


Edges a bit rubbed. 1924 Hard Cover. 83 pp. A one-hundred-year history of the textile mill which pioneered the first factory system, devised by Francis Cabot Lowell. This was the first time spinning and weaving were performed under the same roof, and revolutionized the industry. Photographs and illustrations throughout. View more info

Image for American Factories and Their Female Operatives; with an Appeal on Behalf of the British Factory Population, and Suggestions for the Improvement of Their Condition. (Burt Franklin Research & Source Work Series #184) (American Classics in History & Social Science #27)

American Factories and Their Female Operatives; with an Appeal on Behalf of the British Factory Population, and Suggestions for the Improvement of Their Condition. (Burt Franklin Research & Source Work Series #184) (American Classics in History & Social Science #27)

By: Scoresby, William

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Burt Franklin: 1968

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2164357

Condition: Near Fine


1968 Hard Cover. viii, 136 pp. 8vo. 1968 reissue of 1845 original (Sabin 78168). A work based on two lectures by the author before the Bradford Church Institution, which led to 'a principal mill-owner... requesting the publication of the statements on a subject deemed of peculiar importance in a district, like that of Bradford, in which such a vast population is employed in its extensive mills and manufactories.' Includes a brief description of progress of American manufacturers, and an in-depth (and favorable) account of the factory at Lowell. View more info

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Triangle: The Fire That Changed America

By: Von Drehle, David

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Grove Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2286808

ISBN: 080214151X

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Single spine crease, small sticker on back corner. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 340 pp. It was a profitable business in a modern fireproof building heralded as a model of efficiency. Yet the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York City became the deadliest workplace in American history when fire broke out on the premises on March 25, 1911. Within about 15 minutes the blaze killed 146 workers-most of them immigrant Jewish and Italian women in their teens and early 20s. View more info

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Through the Russian Revolution

By: Williams, Albert Rhys

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boni and Liveright: 1921

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290597

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine a bit toned, ink gift note on front endpaper, ink name on title page, pages lightly toned. 1921 Hard Cover. viii, 311, [1] pp. 8vo. Illustrated with photographs and Russian posters in color. A study of the Russian Revolution, in which the author focuses on posters issued at the time. Some posters reproduced here also include captions with English translations. View more info

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The Workers: An Experiment in Reality 2-Volume Set (The East & The West)

By: Wyckoff, Walter A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Charles Scribners Sons: 1899

Seller ID: 2275882

Condition: Good


Hinges weakening, front free endpaper of first volume absent, ink name and address on endpapers. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [5], 270, [2]; ix, [1], 378, [2] pp. 8vo. Vignettes of working class life on the East and West coasts of America. View more info