Bringing the social back: rethinking the declension narrative of twentieth-century US labour history

@article{McCoy2016BringingTS,
  title={Bringing the social back: rethinking the declension narrative of twentieth-century US labour history},
  author={Austin McCoy},
  journal={Social History},
  year={2016},
  volume={41},
  pages={1 - 13}
}
  • A. McCoy
  • Published 2 January 2016
  • History, Sociology
  • Social History
Abstract Recently historians have produced several important synthetic works explaining the decline of labour. Much of the scholarship advancing or supporting declension narratives of US labour are national studies grounded in political and urban history. In declension narratives, national business, political and labour leaders emerge as the primary actors, while pushing rank-and-file workers to the side. Declension narratives also neglect serious analyses of race and class formation, gender… 
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