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Book awards: Philip Taft Labor History Book Award

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Works (49)

Seven Days a Week: Women and Domestic Service in Industrializing America by David M. Katzman1978
Black Detroit and the Rise of the UAW by August Meier1979
The Reshaping of the National Labor Relations Board: National Labor Policy in Transition, 1937-1947 by James A. Gross1981
Out to Work: The History of Wage-Earning Women in the United States by Alice Kessler-Harrisco-recipient, 1982
The Right to Manage: Industrial Relations Policies of American Business in the 1940's by Howell John Harrisco-recipient, 1982
Working for the Railroad: The Organization of Work in the Nineteenth Century by Walter Licht1983
The Haymarket Tragedy by Paul Avrichco-recipient, 1984
Rebuilding the Pulp and Paper Workers' Union, 1933-1941 by Robert H. Ziegerco-recipient, 1984
Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family, from Slavery to the Present by Jacqueline Jones1985
Out of Work: The First Century of Unemployment in Massachusetts by Alexander Keyssar1986
Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall1987
Workers' Health, Workers' Democracy: the Western Miners' Struggle, 1891-1925 by Alan Derickson1988
Figured tapestry : production, markets, and power in Philadelphia textiles, 1885-1941 by Philip Scrantonco-recipient, 1989
In transit : the Transport Workers Union in New York City, 1933-1966 by Joshua Benjamin Freemanco-recipient, 1989
Making a New Deal: Industrial Workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 by Lizabeth Cohen1990
Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and the Rise of American Labor by Steve Fraser1991
Creating the Modern South: Millhands and Managers in Dalton, Georgia, 1884-1984 (Fred W Morrison Series in Southern Studies) by Douglas Flamming1992
Common Labour by Peter Way1993
Home to Work: Motherhood and the Politics of Industrial Homework in the United States by Eileen Boris1994
The CIO, 1935-1955 by Robert H. Zieger1995
The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit by Thomas J. Sugrue1996
Modern Manors by Sanford M. Jacoby1997
Labor's great war : the struggle for industrial democracy and the origins of modern American labor relations, 1912-1921 by Joseph A. McCartin1999
Capital Moves: RCA's 70-Year Quest for Cheap Labor by Jefferson Cowie2000
Reinventing Free Labor: Padrones and Immigrant Workers in the North American West, 1880-1930 by Gunther Peck2001
In Pursuit of Equity: Women, Men, and the Quest for Economic Citizenship in 20th-Century America by Alice Kessler-Harris2002
State of the Union: A Century of American Labor by Nelson Lichtenstein2003
Civil Rights Unionism: Tobacco Workers and the Struggle for Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth-Century South by Robert Rodgers Korstadco-recipient, 2004
Indispensable Outcasts: Hobo Workers and Community in the American Midwest, 1880-1930 by Frank Tobias Higbieco-recipient, 2004
The Other Women's Movement: Workplace Justice and Social Rights in Modern America by Dorothy Sue Cobble2005
The Southern Diaspora: How the Great Migrations of Black and White Southerners Transformed America by James N. Gregory2006
Freedom Is Not Enough: The Opening of the American Workplace by Nancy K. MacLean2007
Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle by Laurie B. Green2008
Guantánamo: A Working-Class History between Empire and Revolution (American Crossroads) by Jana Lipmanco-recipient, 2009
Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household by Thavolia Glymphco-recipient, 2009
Scraping By: Wage Labor, Slavery, and Survival in Early Baltimore by Seth Rockman2010
Industrial Violence and the Legal Origins of Child Labor by James D. Schmidt2011
No Man's Land: Jamaican Guestworkers in America and the Global History of Deportable Labor by Cindy Hahamovitch2012
From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement by Matthew Garcia2013
War! What Is It Good For?: Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military from World War II to Iraq by Kimberley L. Phillips2013
Meet Joe Copper: Masculinity and Race on Montana's World War II Home Front by Matthew Basso2014
Empire of Cotton: A Global History by Sven Beckert2015
Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South (Justice, Power, and Politics) by Talitha L. LeFlouria2016
A Class by Herself: Protective Laws for Women Workers, 1890s-1990s by Nancy Woloch2016
Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City's Underground Economy (New Black Studies Series) by LaShawn Harris2017
No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s–1930s by Sarah F. Rose2018
Behemoth: a history of the factory and the making of the modern world by Joshua Benjamin Freeman2019
Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area by Peter Cole2019
Crying the News: A History of America's Newsboys by Vincent DiGirolamo2020

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Philip Taft Labor History Book Award
The Philip Taft Labor History Book Award is given to the best book on the history of American labor published in the preceding calendar year. The award is sponsored by the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations in cooperation with the Labor and Working-Class History Association. The award carries a cash prize of $2,000.
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