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History of American Labor


Joseph Rayback’s history of the American labor movement.

A compact and comprehensive chronicle of where labor has been and where it is today.

Joseph G. Rayback (1914-1983) was a professor of history in the United States. He served in the United States Navy and was the author of Martin Van Buren: Law, Politics, and the Shaping of Republican Ideology and Free Soil: The Election of 1848.