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Agrarian Capitalism in Theory and Practice

by Susan Archer Mann The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

Susan Mann focuses on a longstanding controversy in sociological theory: why has agriculture been traditionally resistant to wage labor? Capitalist develoment has been slower and more uneven in agriculture than...


Freedpeople in the Tobacco South

by Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2003)

Throughout the colonial and antebellum periods, Virginia's tobacco producers exploited slave labor to ensure the profitability of their agricultural enterprises. In the wake of the Civil War, however, the abolition...


Civil Rights Unionism

by Robert R. Korstad The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2003)

Drawing on scores of interviews with black and white tobacco workers in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Robert Korstad brings to life the forgotten heroes of Local 22 of the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied...


Our Daily Bread

by Geoff Mann The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

A wage is more than a simple fee in exchange for labor, argues Geoff Mann. Beyond being a quantitative reflection of productivity or bargaining power, a wage is a political arena in which working people's identity,...


The Corporation as Family

by Nikki Mandell The University of North Carolina Press (April 03, 2003)

The beginning of the twentieth century witnessed a remarkable growth of corporate welfare programs in American industry. By the mid-1920s, 80 percent of the nation's largest companies--firms including DuPont,...


Contesting the New South Order

by Clifford M. Kuhn The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

In May 1914, workers walked off their jobs at Atlanta's Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, launching a lengthy strike that was at the heart of the American Federation of Labor's first major attempt to organize southern...


Working Knowledge

by Catherine L. Fisk The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2009)

Skilled workers of the early nineteenth century enjoyed a degree of professional independence because workplace knowledge and technical skill were their "property," or at least their attribute. In most sectors...


Much More Than a Game

by Robert F. Burk The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

To most Americans, baseball is just a sport; but to those who own baseball teams--and those who play on them--our national pastime is much more than a game. In this book, Robert Burk traces the turbulent labor...


Never Just a Game

by Robert F. Burk The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

America's national pastime has been marked from its inception by bitter struggles between owners and players over profit, power, and prestige. In this book, the first installment of a highly readable, comprehensive...