Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective

Author:   Daniel E. Bender ,  Richard A. Greenwald ,  Richard A. Greenwald
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN:  

9780415935609


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   19 September 2003
Format:   Hardback
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America has recently rediscovered its sweatshops. High profile scandals - from Kathy Lee to Nike - have brought the shocking and substandard conditions of factories to light, causing more Americans to become aware of the relationship between the American consumer and foreign laborer. Focusing on sweatshops located in the United States as well as those abroad whose products are purchased by American consumers, these essays offer a historical perspective on sweatshops and on their role in global migration and economics. They also chronicle efforts to control and eradicate sweatshops and suggest how these campaigns were and remain both national and global.

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Author:   Daniel E. Bender ,  Richard A. Greenwald ,  Richard A. Greenwald
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 22.90cm
Weight:   0.638kg
ISBN:  

9780415935609


ISBN 10:   0415935601
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   19 September 2003
Audience:   College/higher education ,  General/trade ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained

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"""Lest we be consigned to forget the past once again, these wonderful essays both remind us there is a history to the sweatshop and the struggles against it, and there are lessons for present and future struggles to be learned from that history."" -- From the foreword by Daniel J. Walkowitz, New York University ""There is much nonsense written about sweatshops. Sophisticated economists say that sweatshops are good. Passive governments deny their existence. Sweatshop USA is an antidote to such callousness. Read this book and understand the history, causes and struggles against sweatshops. And when you are finished reading, join the fight to abolish sweatshops."" -- Bruce Raynor President, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) ""Sweatshop USA is a must read for anyone interested in the political, economic, and social implications of the global sweatshop system, as well as anyone interested in the history of sweatshops in the USA ."" -- History in Review ""This ambitious and finely crafted collection of essays...significantly enriches our understanding of both the first and second anti-sweatshop movements and invites activists to put this knowledge to work. ."" -- American Historical Review ""Those interested in sweatshops should add Sweatshop USA to their reading lists. The editors have put together an excellent collection of essays that can be helpful in assessing strategies for improving labor standards and working conditions."" -- Marsha Dickson, Industrial and Labor Relations Review"


Lest we be consigned to forget the past once again, these wonderful essays both remind us there is a history to the sweatshop and the struggles against it, and there are lessons for present and future struggles to be learned from that history. <br>-From the foreword by Daniel J. Walkowitz, New York University <br> There is much nonsense written about sweatshops. Sophisticated economists say that sweatshops are good. Passive governments deny their existence. Sweatshop USA is an antidote to such callousness. Read this book and understand the history, causes and struggles against sweatshops. And when you are finished reading, join the fight to abolish sweatshops.. <br>-Bruce Raynor President, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) <br> Sweatshop USA is a must read for anyone interested in the political, economic, and social implications of the global sweatshop system, as well as anyone interested in the history of sweatshops in the USA<br>. <br>-History in Review <br> This ambitious and finely crafted collection of essays...significantly enriches our understanding of both the first and second anti-sweatshop movements and invites activists to put this knowledge to work.<br>. <br>-American Historical Review <br> Those interested in sweatshops should add Sweatshop USA to their reading lists. The editors have put together an excellent collection of essays that can be helpful in assessing strategies for improving labor standards and working conditions.. <br>-Marsha Dickson, Industrial and Labor Relations Review <br>


Lest we be consigned to forget the past once again, these wonderful essays both remind us there is a history to the sweatshop and the struggles against it, and there are lessons for present and future struggles to be learned from that history. -- From the foreword by Daniel J. Walkowitz, New York University There is much nonsense written about sweatshops. Sophisticated economists say that sweatshops are good. Passive governments deny their existence. Sweatshop USA is an antidote to such callousness. Read this book and understand the history, causes and struggles against sweatshops. And when you are finished reading, join the fight to abolish sweatshops. -- Bruce Raynor President, Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE) Sweatshop USA is a must read for anyone interested in the political, economic, and social implications of the global sweatshop system, as well as anyone interested in the history of sweatshops in the USA . -- History in Review This ambitious and finely crafted collection of essays...significantly enriches our understanding of both the first and second anti-sweatshop movements and invites activists to put this knowledge to work. . -- American Historical Review Those interested in sweatshops should add Sweatshop USA to their reading lists. The editors have put together an excellent collection of essays that can be helpful in assessing strategies for improving labor standards and working conditions. -- Marsha Dickson, Industrial and Labor Relations Review


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Daniel E. Bender is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Waterloo (Canada). Richard A. Greenwald is Assistant Professor of History at the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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