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Labor and Workplace Issues in Literature.

By: JOHNSON, CLAUDIA DURST.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2006Description: 1 online resource (206 p.).ISBN: 9780313038174.Subject(s): American fiction -- History and criticism | English prose literature -- History and criticism | Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008. Working | Work in literature | Working class in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Labor and Workplace Issues in LiteratureDDC classification: 810.9/355 | 810.9355 LOC classification: PS374.W64 J64 2006Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Series Foreword; Introduction; 1. Mary Prince's History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave; 2. Charles Dickens's Hard Times; 3. Herman Melville's "The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids"; 4. Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills; 5. Herman Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street"; 6. Upton Sinclair's The Jungle; 7. John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath; 8. Studs Terkel's Working; 9. Zilpha Snyder's The Velvet Room, Joan Bauer's Hope Was Here, and Anne Mazer's Working Days; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary: The daily newspaper headlines revealing deaths, illnesses, and injuries in the workplace, along with the ongoing decline of workers'' rights, make this book an especially timely volume. Included are chapters devoted to such widely read texts as Hard Times, Life in the Iron Mills, Bartleby the Scrivener, The Grapes of Wrath, and several others. Each chapter examines the historical background and plot of the work, the labor and workplace issues raised by the author, and the history of those issues since the text was published. Just a few of the issues raised are low wages, long hours, workplace dangers, unemployment, sexual harassment, and the struggle of immigrants. Each chapter provides topics for research and discussion, and cites works for further reading. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.||The volume discusses such issues as low wages, long hours, workplace dangers, unemployment, sexual harassment, lack of job security or medical care, and the struggle of immigrants. Each chapter closes with topics for research and discussion, along with a list of works for further reading. An introductory essay examines the consequences of the industrial revolution and the economic philosophies central to society. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography. Students in literature and social studies classes will value this helpful guide.
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Contents; Series Foreword; Introduction; 1. Mary Prince's History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave; 2. Charles Dickens's Hard Times; 3. Herman Melville's "The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids"; 4. Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills; 5. Herman Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street"; 6. Upton Sinclair's The Jungle; 7. John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath; 8. Studs Terkel's Working; 9. Zilpha Snyder's The Velvet Room, Joan Bauer's Hope Was Here, and Anne Mazer's Working Days; Selected Bibliography; Index

The daily newspaper headlines revealing deaths, illnesses, and injuries in the workplace, along with the ongoing decline of workers'' rights, make this book an especially timely volume. Included are chapters devoted to such widely read texts as Hard Times, Life in the Iron Mills, Bartleby the Scrivener, The Grapes of Wrath, and several others. Each chapter examines the historical background and plot of the work, the labor and workplace issues raised by the author, and the history of those issues since the text was published. Just a few of the issues raised are low wages, long hours, workplace dangers, unemployment, sexual harassment, and the struggle of immigrants. Each chapter provides topics for research and discussion, and cites works for further reading. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography.||The volume discusses such issues as low wages, long hours, workplace dangers, unemployment, sexual harassment, lack of job security or medical care, and the struggle of immigrants. Each chapter closes with topics for research and discussion, along with a list of works for further reading. An introductory essay examines the consequences of the industrial revolution and the economic philosophies central to society. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography. Students in literature and social studies classes will value this helpful guide.

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<p> Claudia Durst Johnson is Professor Emerita of English, University of Alabama. Her many books include Understanding Melville's Short Fiction (2005), Youth Gangs in Literature (2004), Understanding The Odyssey (2003), and Daily Life in Colonial New England (2002), all available from Greenwood Press.</p>

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