Slavery and Labor In American History

Here is the complete reading list for our group.

  1. Labor in America: A History by Melvyn Dubofsky and Joseph A. McCartin
  2. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
  3. From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front by Elizabeth R. Escobedo
  4. The Devil Is Here in These Hills: West Virginia’s Coal Miners and Their Battle for Freedom by James Green
  5. Ar’n’t I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South by Deborah Gray White
  6. The Battle of Blair Mountain: The Story of America’s Largest Labor Uprising by Robert Shogan
  7. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin
  8. The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez
  9. Working Class Radicals: The Socialist Party in West Virginia, 1898-1920 by Frederick A. Barkey
  10. The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist
  11. Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry, 1930-1950 by Vicki L. Ruiz
  12. American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan
  13. Thunder In the Mountains: The West Virginia Mine War, 1920–21 by Lon Savage
  14. Slavery in Colonial America, 1619–1776 by Betty Wood
  15. The State and Labor in Modern America by Melvyn Dubofsky
  16. Greenbackers, Knights of Labor, and Populists: Farmer-Labor Insurgency in the Late-Nineteenth-Century South by Matthew Hild
  17. The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846 by Charles Sellers
  18. The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry by Ned Sublette and Constance Sublette
  19. The Genesis of Industrial America, 1870–1920 by Maury Klein
  20. Slavery in North Carolina, 1748-1775 by Marvin L. Michael Kay and Lorin Lee Cary
  21. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  22. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World by David Brion Davis
  23. The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 by Alan Gallay
  24. From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A History of Labor in the United States by Priscilla Murolo
  25. The Dawn of Innovation: The First American Industrial Revolution by Charles R. Morris
  26. Common Labour: Workers and the Digging of North American Canals 1780–1860 by Peter Way
  27. The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America by Lawrence Goodwyn
  28. A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II by Maury Klein
  29. Working-Class Americanism: The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-1960 by Gary Gerstle
  30. The Socialist Party of America: A Complete History by Jack Ross
  31. The Populist Vision by Charles Postel
  32. Foul Means: The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740 by Anthony S. Parent
  33. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: The American Classic, in Words and Photographs, of Three Tenant Families in the Deep South by Walker Evans and James Agee
  34. Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism by Bhu Srinivasan
  35. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 by George J. Sanchez
  36. There Is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America by Philip Dray
  37. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth T. Jackson
  38. The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age by Alan Trachtenberg
  39. Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party by Paul Frymer
  40. Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household by Thavolia Glymph
  41. Freedom’s Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction by Stacey L. Smith
  42. Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery by Seymour Drescher
  43. Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854 by Jonathan H. Earle
  44. Black Americans and Organized Labor: A New History by Paul D. Moreno
  45. At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 by Erika Lee
  46. Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora by Stephanie E. Smallwood
  47. Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807 by Gregory E. O’Malley
  48. White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh
  49. Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner
  50. Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice by David M. Oshinsky
  51. The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition by Manisha Sinha
  52. Inventing the Pinkertons; or, Spies, Sleuths, Mercenaries, and Thugs by S. Paul O’Hara
  53. Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America by James Green
  54. Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle
  55. New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America
  56. The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker
  57. Our Daily Bread: Wages, Workers, and the Political Economy of the American West by Geoff Mann
  58. The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward
  59. Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 By James Oakes
  60. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery By Eric Foner
  61. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II By Douglas A. Blackmon
  62. The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 By Alan Taylor
  63. The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom By Marcus Rediker
  64. Slavery and Frontier Mississippi, 1720-1835 By David J. Libby
  65. Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner
  66. The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas