Fight like hell : : the untold history of American labor

Title Fight like hell : : the untold history of American labor
Names Kelly, Kim (Journalist).
Book Number DB108795
Title Status Download Only
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "A revelatory and inclusive history of the American labor movement, from independent journalist and Teen Vogue labor columnist Kim Kelly. Freed Black women organizing for protection in the Reconstruction-era South. Jewish immigrant garment workers braving deadly conditions for a sliver of independence. Asian American fieldworkers rejecting government-sanctioned indentured servitude across the Pacific. Incarcerated workers advocating for basic human rights and fair wages. The queer Black labor leader who helped orchestrate America's civil rights movement. These are only some of the working-class heroes who propelled American labor's relentless push for fairness and equal protection under the law. The names and faces of countless silenced, misrepresented, or forgotten leaders have been erased by time as a privileged few decide which stories get cut from the final copy: those of women, people of color, LGBTQIA people, disabled people, sex workers, prisoners, and the poor. In this assiduously researched work of journalism, Teen Vogue columnist and independent labor reporter Kim Kelly excavates that history and shows how the rights the American worker has today--the forty-hour workweek, workplace-safety standards, restrictions on child labor, protection from harassment and discrimination on the job--were earned with literal blood, sweat, and tears. Fight Like Hell comes at a time of economic reckoning in America. From Amazon's warehouses to Starbucks cafes, Appalachian coal mines to the sex workers of Portland's Stripper Strike, interest in organized labor is at a fever pitch not seen since the early 1960s. Inspirational, intersectional, and full of crucial lessons from the past, Fight Like Hell shows what is possible when the working class demands the dignity it has always deserved." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook. 2022.
Narrator Grosland, Emmett.
Local Subject Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
Business - BUS
Audience Notes Female narrator.
Unrated.
LC Subject Labor movement - United States - History
Labor unions - United States - History
Working class - United States - History
Nonfiction
Call Number 331.880973 ANF
Language English
Released 2022
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 2022 (American Printing House for the Blind, recording studio)
Original Publication Reissue of: Unabridged. [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2022. 9781797145310
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