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U.S. Labor History
HIST 266
Spring 2009 not offered

How does the history of labor in the United States of America compare to that in other highly industrialized nations? For example, how did the system of slavery shape industrialization in the United States? Why were the socialist and communist movements much weaker in the United States than in Germany, France, and Italy, and why was there no major labor party in the United States as there was in England and Australia? Why have American workers been extraordinarily more militant in job actions than their counterparts elsewhere? How have the religious convictions of the American people affected industrial relations? And why do Americans flinch at the word "class"? It is not a problem for the English, French, or Germans. What explains the difference?

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(HIST-MN)(HIST)

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