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Our Own Time: A History of American Labor and the Working Day: History of American Labour and the Working Day (Haymarket) [Paperback]

Philip S. Foner , David R. Roediger

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1 Feb 1997 Haymarket
Our Own Time retells the history of American labor by focusing on the politics of time and the movements for a shorter working day. It argues that the length of the working day has been the central issue for the American labor movement during its most vigorous periods of activity, uniting workers along lines of craft, gender and ethnicity. The authors hold that the workweek is likely again to take on increased significance as workers face the choice between a society based on free time and one based on alienated work and employment.

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"This definitive study of the working day shows how workers defined the reality of their lives and reshaped our concept of time." - George P. Rawick "This groundbreaking book ... is crucial reading not only for labor historians but for all those who have ever punched a clock." - Elizabeth McKillen, International Labor and Working Class History "Roediger and Foner show us once again that people want to work to live, not live to work." - James Green "... shows that shorter hours captured the imagination and aspirations of the worker not only in his or her role as worker but also as citizen, consumer, leisure-seeker and family member." - Rose Feurer, Labor Studies Journal

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David R. Roediger teaches History at the University if Missouri and is co-editor of Haymarket Scrapbook. Philip S. Foner is Professor Emeritus of History at Lincoln University, Pennsylvania. His numerous books include the multi-volume History of the Labor Movement.

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