The Oxford encyclopedia of American business, labor, and economic history / edited by Melvyn Dubofsky.

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Book
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English
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New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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1 online resource (2 volumes)

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This encyclopedia entries that: explore the changing character of capitalism from the seventeenth century to the present; cover the evolution of business practices and organizations over the same time period; describe changes in the labor force as legally free workers replaced a labor force dominated by slaves and indentures; treat the means by which workers sought to better their lives; and deal with government policies and practices that affected economic activities, business developments, and the lives of working people.
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Print version cataloged as a monographic set by the Library of Congress.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on September 18, 2013).
Contents
  • Abraham Lincoln Brigade
  • Accumulation, social structures of
  • Adamson Act
  • Adkins v. Children's Hospital
  • Advertising
  • African American labor organizations
  • Agricultural Adjustment Administration
  • Agricultural extension and education
  • Agricultural workers
  • Agriculture: Colonial Era, 1770-1890, The Golden Age (1890-1920), Since 1920
  • Airplanes and air transport
  • Air Traffic Controllers' Strike (1981)
  • Alien Contract Labor Law
  • Alliance for Labor Action
  • Altgeld, John P.
  • Amalgamated Association of Iron, Steel, and Tin Workers
  • American Anti-Boycott Association
  • American Bankers Association
  • American Economic Association and the new economics
  • American Federation of Labor
  • American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
  • American Federation of Teachers
  • American Newspaper Guild
  • American System of Manufacturing and Interchangeable Parts
  • Anarchism and labor
  • Antilabor mobilization after 1945
  • Antitrust legislation
  • Antiunion law firms
  • Apprenticed labor
  • Apprenticeship systems
  • Arnold, Thurman
  • Arrow, Kenneth
  • Artisanal labor
  • Astor, John Jacob
  • Automotive industry
  • Aviation industry
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of the United States, First and Second
  • Barbed wire
  • Battle of the Overpass (1937)
  • Behavioral economics
  • Berle, Adolf, and Gardiner Means and the modern corporation
  • Biemiller, Andrew
  • Biotechnology industry
  • Bisbee Strike and deportation
  • Braceros
  • Brannan Plan
  • Bretton Woods Conference
  • Brewing and distilling
  • Bridges, Harry
  • Brookwood Labor College
  • Brophy, John
  • Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Company
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Business cycles
  • Business growth and decline
  • Business roundtable
  • Campbell Soup
  • Canals and waterways
  • Capitalism
  • Capitalism and immigration
  • Carnegie, Andrew
  • Cattlemen's associations
  • Chambers of commerce
  • Change to Win
  • Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge
  • Chase Manhattan Bank
  • Chavez, Cesar
  • Chemical industry
  • Child labor
  • Citizens' committees and alliances
  • Civilian Conservation Corps
  • Clark, John Bates
  • Clark, John Maurice
  • Class consciousness
  • Clayton Antitrust Act
  • Clerical workers
  • Closed shop
  • Collective bargaining
  • Colorado labor wars (1903-1905)
  • Commission on Industrial Relations
  • Commodity futures markets
  • Communications revolution
  • Communications Workers of America
  • Company unions
  • Computer monitoring of office workers
  • Congress of Industrial Organizations
  • Consumer credit and credit cards
  • Consumer culture
  • Consumer movements
  • Contract, sanctity of
  • Cooperatives
  • Cooperatives and worker management
  • Corn, hybrid
  • Corporate agriculture
  • Corporatism
  • Cotton industry
  • Cotton trade, antebellum era
  • Cowboys
  • Coxey's Army
  • Crédit Mobilier
  • Dairy industry and dairy products
  • Danbury Hatters' case
  • Davis-Bacon Act
  • Debs, Eugene
  • Department stores
  • Depressions, economic
  • Deregulation, financial
  • Deskilling
  • Dockworkers' unions, multiracial
  • Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement
  • Domestic labor
  • Duke, James
  • Dust Bowl era and farm crisis
  • Economic deregulation and the Carter administration
  • Economic development
  • Economic growth and income patterns
  • Economic regulation
  • Economic theories and thought
  • Education and human capital
  • Eight-hour day
  • Electricity and electrification
  • Employee Free Choice Act
  • Employee representation plans
  • Employment Act of 1946
  • Employment-at-will
  • Energy crises, late twentieth century
  • Environmental regulations
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Erdman Act
  • Executive Order 10988
  • Factory and hours laws
  • Factory farming
  • Factory system
  • Fair Deal
  • Fair Employment Practices Committee
  • Fair Housing Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family farm
  • Farm Bureau Federation
  • Farm machinery
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • Federal Housing Administration
  • Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
  • Federal regulatory agencies
  • Federal Reserve Act
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions
  • Film and labor
  • Financial and banking promotion and regulation
  • Financial Crises, 1980s-2010
  • Firestone, Harvey
  • Fisheries
  • Five-Dollar Day
  • Fletcher, Ben
  • Flint General Motors Strike
  • Flynn, E.G.
  • Food and diet
  • Ford, Henry, and Fordism
  • Foreign trade
  • Forests and forestry
  • Foster, William Z.
  • Freed laborers
  • Freedom of contract
  • Free-labor ideology
  • Free silver and bimetallism
  • Friedman, Milton, and the Chicago School of Economics
  • Fur trade
  • Galbraith, John Kenneth
  • Gallatin, Albert, and economic development
  • Garment industry
  • Gastonia Strike (1929)
  • Gates, Bill
  • GATT and WTO
  • Gender and work
  • General Electric
  • General Motors Strike (1945)
  • George, Henry
  • Gibbons v. Ogden
  • GI Bill
  • Glass-Steagall, repeal of
  • Globalization
  • Godcharles v. Wigeman
  • Goldman, Emma
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Gold rushes
  • Gold standard
  • Gompers, Samuel
  • Grain processing
  • Grains
  • Granger movement and laws
  • Great Depression (1929-1939)
  • Great Recession of 2008 and after
  • Great society
  • Great Upheaval of 1886
  • Green, William
  • Greenbackism
  • Greenback Labor Party
  • Group of Eight (Twenty)
  • Hamilton, Alexander, and economic development
  • Hanna, Mark
  • Harriman, E.H.
  • Haymarket affair
  • Haywood, William D.
  • Hepburn Act
  • Herrin Massacre (1922)
  • Highways and interstates
  • Hill, James J.
  • Hill, Joe
  • Hillman, Sidney
  • Hoffa, James R.
  • Home Owners' Loan Corporation
  • Homestead Act
  • Homestead Strike (1892)
  • Homework
  • Hormel P-9 Strike
  • Household technology and domestic labor
  • Hull House
  • Huntington, Collis P.
  • Hutcheson, William
  • Hydroelectric power
  • Immigration
  • Immigration-restriction laws
  • Indentured labor
  • Industrial democracy
  • Industrial design
  • Industrialization and deindustrialization
  • Industrial policy, theory and practice of
  • Industrial relations
  • Industrial research laboratories
  • Industrial Workers of the World
  • Inflation and deflation
  • Institutional and historical economics
  • Insull, Samuel
  • Insurance
  • Internal labor markets
  • International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
  • International Association of Machinists
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters
  • International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
  • International Labor Defense
  • International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union and Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America
  • International Monetary Fund
  • International unionism and international solidarity
  • Internet commerce
  • Iron and steel industry.
  • Jewish American Labor Movement
  • Jewish Labor Committee
  • Joint-stock companies
  • Jones, Mary "Mother"
  • Jungle, The
  • Keating-Owen Act
  • Kelley, Florence
  • Keynesian economics
  • Knights of Labor
  • Kuhn Loeb & Co.
  • Labor and anti-communism
  • Labor conspiracy law
  • Labor journalism
  • Labor leaders
  • Labor markets
  • Labor movement, decline of the
  • Labor movements
  • Labor organizations, pre-Civil War
  • Labor productivity growth
  • Labor spies and Pinkertons
  • Labor's role in politics
  • La Follette's Seamen's Act
  • Laissez-faire and classical economics
  • Landrum-Griffin Act
  • Lasch, Christopher
  • Lawrence "Bread and Roses" Strike (1912)
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Lewis, John L.
  • Little, Frank
  • Little Red Songbook
  • Little Steel Strike (1937)
  • Livestock industry
  • Living-wage campaigns
  • Lochner v. New York
  • London Economic Conference (1933)
  • Longshoremen and longshoremen's unions
  • Long swings and cycles in economic growth
  • Lowell system
  • Ludlow Massacre
  • Lumbering
  • Madar, Olga
  • Mail-order houses
  • Maritime transport
  • Marketing cooperatives
  • Marxian economics
  • Mass marketing
  • Mass production
  • Master and Servant Law
  • Mayo, Elton, and work culture
  • Mazzocchi, Anthony "Tony"
  • McCormick, Cyrus
  • McDonald's
  • McGuire, P.J.
  • McNary-Haugen Bill
  • Meany, George
  • Meatpacking and meat-processing industry
  • Mellon Banks
  • Memphis Sanitation Strike (1968)
  • Mercantilism
  • Merger movement
  • Mesabi Range and Michigan Hard-Rock Miners' Strikes (1907-1916)
  • Migratory labor and migrant workers
  • Military-industrial complex
  • Mining industry
  • Minneapolis Teamsters and General Strike (1934)
  • Molly Maguires
  • Monetarism
  • Monetary policy, federal
  • Morgan, J.P.
  • Muller v. Oregon
  • Murray, Philip
  • Muste, A.J.
  • Mutual funds and retirement accounts
  • NAFTA
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National banking system
  • National Bureau of Economic Research
  • National City Bank (Citibank)
  • National Education Association
  • National Farmers Union
  • National Industrial Conference Board
  • National Industrial Recovery Act and National Recovery Administration
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • National Labor Relations Board v. Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp.
  • National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act
  • National Labor Union
  • National War Labor Board, World War I
  • National War Labor Board, World War II
  • Native Americans, economic aspects of U.S. relations with
  • Navigation Acts
  • Neoclassical economics
  • Neoliberalism
  • Neoliberalism as public economic policy
  • Nestor, Agnes
  • New Deal and institutional economics
  • New Deal banking regulation
  • New Deal corporate regulation
  • New Frontier
  • New Left economics
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • New York Teachers' Strike (1968)
  • 9to5 and women office workers
  • Nixon's economic policies
  • Norris-LaGuardia Act
  • Northern Securities Case
  • No-strike pledge, World War I and World War II
  • Nuclear power
  • Nursing
  • Nussbaum, Karen
  • Occupational diseases and hazards
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • Office technology
  • Okun, Arthur, and inequality
  • Open-shop movement
  • O'Sullivan, Mary Kenney
  • Parsons, Albert
  • Paterson strike and pageant
  • Pensions, Civil War
  • Perkins, Frances
  • Petroleum industry
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Phillips curve
  • Plastics and synthetics
  • Poor people's movement
  • Postal services
  • Poverty
  • Powderly, Terence V.
  • President's Mediation Commission (1917)
  • Printing and publishing
  • Productivity
  • Profits, change in rates of
  • Progressive Miners of America
  • Proletarianization
  • Public land policy
  • Public Utility Holding Company Act
  • Public Works Administration
  • Pullman Strike
  • Pure Food and Drug Act
  • Quill, Michael
  • Racism
  • Radicalism and workers
  • Radio
  • Railroad brotherhoods
  • Railroad Labor Board
  • Railroad land grants
  • Railroads
  • Railroad Strike (1877)
  • Railway Labor Act
  • Randolph, A. Philip
  • Rational choice theory
  • Renewable energy and climate change
  • Report on manufactures
  • Repression of unions
  • Reserve Army of Labor
  • Resistance to management
  • Reuther, Walter
  • Right-to-work committees and organizations, national
  • Right-to-work committees and organizations, state laws related to
  • Rockefeller, John D.
  • Rockefeller Plan, The
  • Rohatyn, Felix
  • Rule of reason
  • Rust Belt and deindustrialization.
  • Sacco and Vanzetti case
  • St. John, Vincent
  • Salt of the earth
  • Samuelson, Paul
  • Sandlot Riots and anti-Chinese movement
  • San Francisco General Strike (1934)
  • Satellite communications
  • Savings and loan debacle
  • Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States
  • Schneiderman, Rose
  • Scientific management
  • Scottsboro case
  • Secretaries of Department of Labor
  • Section 7(a)
  • Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Sedition and Espionage Acts
  • Segmented labor markets, primary and secondary
  • Service Employees International Union
  • Shadow banking system
  • Shanker, Albert
  • Sharecropping and tenancy
  • Shipbuilding
  • Shoe industry
  • Shopping centers and malls
  • Simple commodity production
  • Single-tax movement
  • Slaughterhouse cases
  • Slavery: Expansion of slavery, As a labor system, The slave trade
  • Slavery and capitalism
  • Sloan, Alfred P.
  • Socialism and American exceptionalism
  • Social Security Act
  • Southern Tenant Farmers' Union
  • Stagflation
  • State regulatory laws
  • Steam power
  • Steel Strike of 1919
  • Stern, Andy
  • Stock and commodity exchanges
  • Stock Market Crash of 1929
  • Stretch-out, worker resistance to
  • Strikes: An overview, Decline of strikes
  • Subsidies, agricultural
  • Sugarcane and sugar beets
  • Sumner, William G.
  • Supply-side economics
  • Sutton, Crystal Lee
  • Sweeney, John
  • Swift, Gustavus
  • Taft-Hartley Act
  • Tariffs
  • Taxation
  • Taxes, federal income
  • Taylor Society
  • Teamsters for a Democratic Union
  • Teapot Dome oil scandal
  • Technocracy
  • Technology
  • Technology and labor
  • Telegraph
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Temporary National Economic Committee
  • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • Textile industry
  • Textile Strike (1934)
  • Textile Workers Union of America
  • Theatrical unions
  • Title VII
  • Tobacco industry
  • Tobacco trade
  • Tobin, Dan
  • Toledo Auto-Lite strike
  • Trade policy, federal
  • Trade Union Educational League and Trade Union Unity League
  • Transportation revolution
  • Transport Workers Union
  • Trautmann, William E.
  • Treaty of Detroit and Postwar Labor Accord
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire
  • Triangular trade
  • Trilateral Commission
  • Truax v. Corrigan
  • Trumka, Richard
  • Turnpikes and early roads
  • Undocumented workers
  • Unemployment
  • Union corruption
  • Unionization rates
  • Union reform movements
  • Union shop
  • United Auto Workers
  • United Brewery Workers
  • United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
  • United Electrical Workers
  • United Farm Workers of America
  • United Mine Workers
  • United States v. E.C. Knight Co.
  • United Steelworkers
  • Uprising of 20,000
  • Utopian and communitarian movements
  • Vagrancy and workers
  • Vanderbilt, Cornelius
  • Veblen, Thorstein
  • Vertical integration, economics of scale, and firm size
  • Volcker, Paul
  • Voluntarism
  • Wages, real and nominal
  • Wal-Mart
  • Walton, Sam
  • Wanamaker, John, and Wanamaker's
  • Ward, Lester F.
  • War Industries Board
  • Wartime economic regulation
  • Water and irrigation
  • Watson, Thomas, Sr.
  • Webster, Milton
  • Welfare capitalism
  • Welfare reform
  • West Coast Hotel v. Parrish
  • Western Federation of Miners
  • Westinghouse, George
  • Whitney, Eli
  • Wisconsin School of Economics
  • Women's Trade Union League
  • Women workers
  • Work
  • Worker colleges and education
  • Workers Defense League
  • Workers' self-management
  • Worker training
  • Works Progress Administration
  • World Bank
  • World Federation of Trade Unions
  • Wurf, Jerry
  • Yazoo land fraud
  • Yeoman myth
  • Yeshiva University, the NLRB, and collective bargaining.
Other title(s)
Encyclopedia of American business, labor, and economic history
ISBN
  • 9780199739189 ((electronic book))
  • 0199739188 ((electronic book))
LCCN
2012039475
OCLC
858929609
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