Derks, Scott.

Working Americans, 1880-2012. Volume I, The working class / by Scott Derks. - 2nd ed. - Amenia, N.Y. : Grey House Pub., 2012. - 1 online resource (xxv, 650 p.) : ill. - Gale virtual reference library .

"Universal reference book."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

1880-1899 -- 1900-1909 -- 1910-1919 -- 1920-1929 -- 1930-1939 -- 1940-1949 -- 1950-1959 -- 1960-1969 -- 1970-1979 -- 1980-1989 -- 1990-1999 -- 2000-2006 -- 2007-2012.

This volume focuses on the lifestyles and economic life of working class families. It looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well as the society and history that shaped the world Americans worked in from 1880 to 2012.

9781592375677 (electronic book)


Working class--History.--United States
Labor--History.--United States
Occupations--History.--United States
Social classes--History.--United States
Immigrants--Employment--History.--United States

HD8066 / .D47 2012

305.5/0973/0904