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Title American working-class literature : an anthology / edited by Nicholas Coles, Janet Zandy.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.

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 UniM Bail  810.809220623 AMER    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxix, 923 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 893-902) and indexes.
Contents I Early American Labor: Hard, Bound, and Free 1600s-1810s 1 -- "The Trappan'd Maiden: or, the Distressed Damsel" (mid-1600s) 6 -- / James Revel "The Poor, Unhappy Transported Felon" (1680s) 7 -- / Gottlieb Mittelberger "Gottlieb Mittelberger's Journey to Pennsylvania in the Year 1750 and Return to Germany in the Year 1754" (1754) 13 -- "Petition of a Grate Number of Blackes" to Thomas Gage, May 25, 1774 16 -- / Olaudah Equiano ["I Was in Another World: The Slave Ship"] from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself (1789) 16 -- / Phillis Wheatley "To the Right Honourable William, Earl of Dartmouth, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for North America, Etc." (1773) 23 -- "A Sea Song" 25 -- / Francis Hopkinson "The Raising: A New Song for Federal Mechanics" by A. B. (1788) 26 -- / John McIlvaine "Address to the Journeymen Cordwainers L. B. of Philadelphia" (1794) 27 -- Tecumseh's Speech to the Osages (Winter 1811-12) 28 -- II New Kinds of Work, Old Practices 1820s-1850s 31 -- Sorrow Songs and Spirituals 33 -- / W. E. B. DuBois "The Sorrow Songs" (1903) 36 -- / Maria W Stewart "Lecture Delivered at the Franklin Hall, Boston, September 21, 1832" 44 -- Lowell Mill Girls 48 -- / Frederick Douglass ["In the Shipyards"] (1845 and 1855) 62 -- / Herman Melville "The Paradise of Bachelors" and "The Tartarus of Maids" (1855) 72 -- / John Greenleaf Whittier "The Ship-Builders" (1850) 85 -- / Fanny Fern (Sara Payson Willis Parton) "Soliloquy of a Housemaid" (1854) 87 -- / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper "The Slave Mother" (1857) 90 -- / Harriet E. Wilson "Keep her...She's real handsome and bright, and not very black, either." 91 -- / Walt Whitman "A Song for Occupations" (1855) 96 -- Nineteenth-Century Work Songs 103 -- III Beneath the Gilded Surface: Wording-Class Fictions and Realities, 1860-1890s 111 -- / Rebecca Harding Davis "Life in the Iron Mills" (1861) 113 -- / I. G. Blanchard "Eight Hours" (1866, poem; set to music, 1878) 137 -- / Lucy Parsons "To Tramps" (1884) 140 -- Songs of the Knights of Labor 142 -- Battle of Homestead, 1892 148 -- / Stephen Crane "The Men in the Storm" (1894) 154 -- / Hamlin Garland "Under the Lion's Paw" (1889) 158 -- / Edwin Markham "The Man with the Hoe" (1899) 167 -- "Lifelets: Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans" from the Independent 169 -- / Maxine Hong Kingston "The Grandfather of the Sierra Nevada Mountains" from China Men (1980) 182 -- Angel Island Poems by Chinese Immigrants (1910-1940) 197 -- IV Revolt, Represssion, and Cultural Formations: 1900-1929 201 -- / Eugene V. Debs "How I Became a Socialist" (1902) 204 -- Miners' and Other Labor Poems 209 -- / Upton Sinclair ["The Hog-Squeal of the Universe"] from The Jungle (1906) 219 -- / Jack London "The Apostate" (1906) 226 -- / Rose Schneiderman "A Cap Maker's Story" (1905) 245 -- Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, March 25, 1911 249 -- / James Oppenheim "Bread and Roses" (1914) 265 -- / Arturo Giovannitti "The Walker" (1914) 266 -- / John Reed "War in Paterson" (1913) 271 -- Fellow Workers: IWW Oral Histories 277 -- / Mother Jones "The March of the Mill Children" (1903) 284 -- Wobblies, the "Little Red Song Book," and the Legacy of Joe Hill (1879-1915) 289 -- / Sarah N. Cleghorn "Through the Needle's Eye: 1. Comrade Jesus 308 -- / Carl Sandburg "Chicago" (1916) 310 -- / Lola Ridge "The Ghetto" (1918) 314 -- / Anzia Yezierska "The Free Vacation House" (1920) 328 -- / Edith Summers Kelley "Billy's Birth," restored chapter of Weeds (1923) 333 -- Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance 342 -- / John Beecher "Report to the Stockholders" (1925) 351 -- / Bartolomeo Vanzetti "Last Speech to the Court" (1927) 354 -- / Agnes Smedley ["The Wanderlust in My Blood"] from Daughter of Earth (1929) 357 -- V Economic Depression and Cultural Resurgence: 1930s 367 -- / Langston Hughes "The Weary Blues" (1925) 369 -- / Genevieve Taggard "Words Property of the People" (1934) 374 -- / Mary Heaton Vorse "The Emergency Brigade at Flint" (1937) 377 -- / Mike Gold "Go Left, Young Writers!" (1929) 380 -- Appalachia Voices 389 -- / Kathy Kahn "They Say Them Child Brides Don't Last: Florence Reece" from Hillbilly Women (1972) 393 -- / Maggie Anderson "Among Elms and Maples, Morgantown, West Virginia, August, 1935" (1986) 408 -- / Don West "Clods of Southern Earth: Introduction" (1946) 411 -- "I Am a Woman Worker": A Scrapbook of Autobiographies from the Summer Schools for Women Workers (1936) 419 -- / Boxcar Bertha (Ben Reitman) ["'Are You Bill's Broad?'"] from Sister of the Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha (1937) 422 -- / Richard Wright "I Have Seen Black Hands" (1935) 427 -- / Tillie Olsen "I Want You Women Up North to Know" (1934) 461 -- / Meridel Le Sueur "I Was Marching" (1934) 465 -- / Muriel Rukeyser from The Book of the Dead (1938) 475 -- / Joseph Kalar "Night Shift" (1934) 487 -- / Kenneth Patchen "Joe Hill Listens to the Praying" (1936) 491 -- / Jack Conroy "Monkey Nest Camp" from the Disinherited (1933) 495 -- / Pietro Di Donato "Geremio" from Christ in Concrete (1939) 500 -- / Tom Kromer ["Three Hots and a Flop"] from Waiting for Nothing (1935) 508 -- / Zora Neale Hurston ["Polk County Blues"] from Mules and Men (1935) 515 -- / John Steinbeck "Starvation Under the Orange Trees" (1938) 524 -- ["The spring is beautiful in California"] from The Grapes of Wrath (1939) 527 -- / Sanora Babb ["Dust"] from Whose Names Are Unknown (2004) 529 -- / Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel from A Primer for Buford (1990) 533 -- / Woody Guthrie "Pretty Boy Floyd" (1939) 539 -- / Clifford Odets Waiting for Lefty (1935) 547 -- / Thomas Bell "Zinc Works Craneman to Wed" (1936) 565 -- / William Attaway ["The Moss Brothers Enter the Mill"] from Blood on the Forge (1941) 570 -- VI Affluence, Cold War, and the Other America: 1940s-1970s 583 -- / Ann Petry "Like a Winding Sheet" (1946) 585 -- / Carlos Bulosan "If You Want to Know What We Are" (1940) 592 -- / Harriette Arnow ["I'm Gertie Nevels from Ballew, Kentucky"] from The Dollmaker (1954) 598 -- / Alice Childress "Like One of the Family" (1956) 611 -- / Hisaye Yamamoto "Seventeen Syllables" (1949) 614 -- / Edwin Rolfe "Are You Now or Have You Ever Been" (c. 1952) 622 -- / Thomas McGrath "A Long Way Outside Yellowstone" (1940) 625 -- / Tillie Olsen "I Stand Here Ironing" (1956) 629 -- / Gwendolyn Brooks "Bronzeville Woman in a Red Hat" (1960) 633 -- / James Wright "Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio" (1963) 639 -- / Judy Grahn "The Common Woman" (1969) 641 -- / Breece D'J Pancake "The Honored Dead" (posthumous, 1983) 646 -- / Studs Terkel from Working (1972) 651 -- / Toni Cade Bambara "The Lesson" (1972) 661 -- VII New World Order and Its Consequences: 1980s to 2005 667 -- / Philip Levine "You Can Have it" (1979) 670 -- / Nellie Wong "Unemployment" (1983) 674 -- / Tomas Rivera from...y no se lo trago la tierra / And the Earth Did Not Devour Him (1987) 679 -- / John Gilgun "Counting Tips" (1995) 690 -- / Bill Witherup "Mother Witherup's Top Secret Cherry Pie" (1989) 691 -- / Lucille Clifton excerpt from Generations: A Memoir (1976) 695 -- / Marge Piercy "To Be of Use" (1973) 699 -- / Sue Doro "The Cultural Worker" (1992) 701 -- / Simon J.
Ortiz "My Father's Song" (1988) 706 -- / Gloria Anzaldua from Borderlands/La Frontera (1987) 710 -- / Hattie Gossett "the cleaning woman/labor relations #4" (1988) 713 -- / Larry Smith "The Company of Widows" (2002) 715 -- / Ernie Brill "Crazy Hattie Enters the Ice Age" (1980) 722 -- / Karen Brodine "Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking" (1984) 732 -- / Linda Hogan "Making Do" (1986) 741 -- / Carolyn Chute "Faces in the Hands" (2000) 748 -- / Yusef Komunyakaa "Work" (1988) 758 -- / Michael Casey "The Company Pool" (1999) 761 -- / Leslie Marmon Silko "Lullaby" (1981) 765 -- / Dorothy Allison "Mama" (1988) 771 -- / Leslie Feinberg ["It was time to find a factory job"] from Stone Butch Blues (1990) 779 -- / Susan Eisenberg "Homage" (1984) 785 -- / Dagoberto Glib "Romero's Shirt" (1994) 789 -- / Joy Harjo "The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Window" (1983) 794 -- / Jeanne Bryner "The Story of My Village" (1999) 796 -- / Kate Rushin "The Black Back-Ups" (1993) 800 -- / Cherrie Moraga "Heroes and Saints" (1983) 803 -- / Jimmy Santiago Baca "The New Warden" (1979) 846 -- / Jan Beatty "Awake in a Strange Landscape" (1994) 851 -- / Helena Maria Viramontes "The Cariboo Cafe" (1988) 856 -- / Peter Oresick "My Father" (1977) 864 --
|/|rJim Daniels|t"Digger Thinks About Numbers" (1985)|g869 -- / |rMartin Espada|t"Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper" (1993)|g875 -- / |rLois-Ann Yamanaka|t"Lovey's Homemade Singer Sewing Class Patchwork Denim Hiphuggers" (1996)|g878 -- / |rMelida Rodas|t"El Olor de Cansansio (The Smell of Fatigue)" (2000)|g883 --|tA Timeline of American Working-Class History|g903.
Summary "America's workers have been singing, reciting, performing, telling stories, writing, and publishing for more than three centuries. Ranging from early colonial times to the present, American Working-Class Literature presents more than 300 literary texts that exemplify this tradition. It demonstrates how American working people live, labor, struggle, express themselves, and give meaning to their experiences both inside and outside of the workplace. The only book of its kind, this groundbreaking anthology includes work not only by the industrial proletariat but also by slaves and unskilled workers, by those who work unpaid at home, and by workers in contemporary service industries. As diverse in race, gender, culture, and region as America's working class itself, the selections represent a wide range of genres including fiction, poetry, drama, memoir, oratory, journalism, letters, oral history, and songs. Works by little-known or anonymous authors are included alongside texts from such acclaimed writers as Frederick Douglass, Upton Sinclair, Tillie Olsen, Philip Levine, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Leslie Marmon Silko. A rich selection of contemporary writing includes Martin Espada's poem "Alabanza" about the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center." "American Working-Class Literature is organized chronologically into seven sections that highlight key historical and cultural developments in working-class life. The book is enhanced by an editors' introduction, section introductions, and individual head notes for each selection that provide biographical and historical context. A timeline of working-class history, rich illustrations, sidebars, reading lists, and a bibliography of critical commentary are also included. This unique volume is ideal for courses in American literature, cultural and working-class studies, and labor history."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Coles, Nicholas.
Zandy, Janet, 1945-
Subject Working class writings, American.
Working class -- Literary collections.
Standard Number 9780195144567
ISBN 0195144562 (paperback: acid-free paper)