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Sweatshop USA The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective by Daniel E. Bender

Sweatshop USA The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective


Sweatshop USA The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective by Daniel E. Bender

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


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

About the Author

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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Publication date

16th October 2003


Daniel E. Bender

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Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


320 pages


Manufacturing industries
Labour economics
Sociology: work & labour



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