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. Carry Me Back: The Domestic Slave Trade in American Life by Steven Deyle
  7. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 by David Brion Davis
  8. The Battle of Blair Mountain: The Story of America’s Largest Labor Uprising by Robert Shogan
  9. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America by Ira Berlin
  10. The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class by David R. Roediger
  11. The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez
  12. Working Class Radicals: The Socialist Party in West Virginia, 1898-1920 by Frederick A. Barkey
  13. The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic by Richard S. Newman
  14. The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism by Edward E. Baptist
  15. Cannery Women, Cannery Lives: Mexican Women, Unionization, and the California Food Processing Industry, 1930-1950 by Vicki L. Ruiz
  16. American Slavery, American Freedom by Edmund S. Morgan
  17. Thunder In the Mountains: The West Virginia Mine War, 1920–21 by Lon Savage
  18. Slavery’s Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification by David Waldstreicher
  19. Slavery in Colonial America, 1619–1776 by Betty Wood
  20. The State and Labor in Modern America by Melvyn Dubofsky
  21. Greenbackers, Knights of Labor, and Populists: Farmer-Labor Insurgency in the Late-Nineteenth-Century South by Matthew Hild
  22. The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846 by Charles Sellers
  23. The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry by Ned Sublette and Constance Sublette
  24. The Genesis of Industrial America, 1870–1920 by Maury Klein
  25. Slavery in North Carolina, 1748-1775 by Marvin L. Michael Kay and Lorin Lee Cary
  26. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  27. Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World by David Brion Davis
  28. The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717 by Alan Gallay
  29. From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend: A History of Labor in the United States by Priscilla Murolo
  30. The Dawn of Innovation: The First American Industrial Revolution by Charles R. Morris
  31. Common Labour: Workers and the Digging of North American Canals 1780–1860 by Peter Way
  32. Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic by Matthew Mason
  33. The Populist Moment: A Short History of the Agrarian Revolt in America by Lawrence Goodwyn
  34. A Call to Arms: Mobilizing America for World War II by Maury Klein
  35. Working-Class Americanism: The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-1960 by Gary Gerstle
  36. The Socialist Party of America: A Complete History by Jack Ross
  37. The Populist Vision by Charles Postel
  38. Foul Means: The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740 by Anthony S. Parent
  39. 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
  40. Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism by Bhu Srinivasan
  41. Becoming Mexican American: Ethnicity, Culture, and Identity in Chicano Los Angeles, 1900-1945 by George J. Sanchez
  42. There Is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America by Philip Dray
  43. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States by Kenneth T. Jackson
  44. The Incorporation of America: Culture and Society in the Gilded Age by Alan Trachtenberg
  45. Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party by Paul Frymer
  46. Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household by Thavolia Glymph
  47. Freedom’s Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction by Stacey L. Smith
  48. Abolition: A History of Slavery and Antislavery by Seymour Drescher
  49. Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854 by Jonathan H. Earle
  50. The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South by Laura F. Edwards
  51. Black Americans and Organized Labor: A New History by Paul D. Moreno
  52. At America’s Gates: Chinese Immigration during the Exclusion Era, 1882-1943 by Erika Lee
  53. Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora by Stephanie E. Smallwood
  54. Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807 by Gregory E. O’Malley
  55. White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America by Don Jordan and Michael Walsh
  56. Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 by Eric Foner
  57. Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice by David M. Oshinsky
  58. The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition by Manisha Sinha
  59. Inventing the Pinkertons; or, Spies, Sleuths, Mercenaries, and Thugs by S. Paul O’Hara
  60. Death in the Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, the First Labor Movement and the Bombing that Divided Gilded Age America by James Green
  61. Triangle: The Fire That Changed America by David von Drehle
  62. New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America
  63. The Slave Ship: A Human History by Marcus Rediker
  64. Our Daily Bread: Wages, Workers, and the Political Economy of the American West by Geoff Mann
  65. The Strange Career of Jim Crow by C. Vann Woodward
  66. Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 By James Oakes
  67. The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery By Eric Foner
  68. Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II By Douglas A. Blackmon
  69. The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 By Alan Taylor
  70. The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom By Marcus Rediker
  71. Slavery and Frontier Mississippi, 1720-1835 By David J. Libby
  72. Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad by Eric Foner
  73. The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870 by Hugh Thomas