Our Own Time: A History of American Labor and the Working Day: History of American Labour and the Working Day (Haymarket)
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Our Own Time: A History of American Labor and the Working Day: History of American Labour and the Working Day (Haymarket) Description
Our Own Time retells the history of American labor by focusing on the politics of time and the movements for a shorter working day. It argues that the length of the working day has been the central issue for the American labor movement during its most vigorous periods of activity, uniting workers along lines of craft, gender and ethnicity. The authors hold that the workweek is likely again to take on increased significance as workers face the choice between a society based on free time and one based on alienated work and employment.