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By Mark A. Lause

Monumental and revelatory, Free Labor explores hard work activism through the nation in the course of a interval of tremendous variety and fluidity: the yank Civil War.


Mark A. Lause describes how the operating type radicalized through the battle as a reaction to financial drawback, the political chance created by means of the election of Abraham Lincoln, and the ideology of unfastened hard work and abolition. Grappling with a wide array of firms, strategies, and settings, Lause portrays not just the commonly recognized leaders and theoreticians, but in addition the unsung staff who struggled at the battlefield and the wooden line. His shut awareness to ladies and African american citizens, in the meantime, dismantles notions of the operating type as synonymous with whiteness and maleness.


In addition, Lause deals a nuanced attention of race's function within the politics of nationwide hard work firms, in segregated industries within the border North and South, and in black resistance within the secessionist South, creatively examining self-emancipation because the greatest basic strike in U.S. history.

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