Stayin' Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class

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New Press, The, Aug 17, 2010 - History - 488 pages
An epic account of how middle-class America hit the rocks in the political and economic upheavals of the 1970s

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An absolutely brilliant book. Stayin’ Alive: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working class expertly describes the transition of the working class in America from it’s zenith as a powerfully ... Read full review

STAYIN' ALIVE: The 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class

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A labor historian traces political and cultural forces that turned the 1970s into a swan song for the American working class.Cowie (History/Cornell Univ.; Capital Moves: RCA's Seventy-Year Quest for ... Read full review


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Jefferson Cowie is an associate professor of history at Cornell University. He is the author of Capital Moves: RCA’s Seventy-Year Quest for Cheap Labor (The New Press), which received the Philip Taft Prize for the Best Book in Labor History for 2000, and a co-editor of Beyond the Ruins: The Meanings of Deindustrialization. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

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