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St Antony's Series

Racializing Class, Classifying Race

Labour and Difference in Britain, the USA and Africa

Editors: Alexander, P., Halpern, R. (Eds.)

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The ten essays in this book explore the intersection of race and class in the study of labour on three continents. Leading scholars examine the way in which working-class identities took shape and changed over time in a variety of settings from the sea ports of southern Africa to the copper mining region of the American Southwest.

About the authors

PETER ALEXANDER, now Lecturer in Sociology at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, was, until recently, a Research Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford. His book, Workers, War and the Origins of Apartheid is forthcoming. Currently he is working on a comparative study of Transvaal and Alabama colliers in the early twentieth century.

RICK HALPERN is Bissell-Heyd-Associates Chair of American Studies and Professor in the Department of History at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Empire, Race and Working-class Mobilizations

    Pages 1-31

    Montgomery, David

  • ‘Mexican Labour’ in a ‘White Man’s Town’: Racialism, Imperialism and Industrialization in the Making of Arizona, 1840–1905

    Pages 32-56

    Huginnie, A. Yvette

  • The ‘Lady’ Telephone Operator: Gendering Whiteness in the Bell System, 1900–70

    Pages 57-86

    Green, Venus

  • The Elusive Irishman: Ethnicity and the Postwar World of New York City and London Dockers

    Pages 87-103

    Davis, Colin J.

  • A Racialized Hierarchy of Labour? Race, Immigration and the British Labour Movement, 1880–1950

    Pages 104-121

    Lunn, Kenneth

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Racializing Class, Classifying Race
Book Subtitle
Labour and Difference in Britain, the USA and Africa
Editors
  • P. Alexander
  • R. Halpern
Series Title
St Antony's Series
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50096-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230500969
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 250
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