Books tagged: labor history

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Wildcat
Price: Free! Words: 26,710. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Wildcat is a book that has been banned by the United Auto Workers International Union: General Motors and the United Auto Workers lock horns in this tale of a go-for-broke wildcat strike. Wildcat is set in Vietnam-era, 1970 Ohio at a General Motors stamping plant--lots of laughs and labor history, and a not-nostalgic look at what Vietnam cost us all.
The Woman who Rewrote History
Price: Free! Words: 16,560. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
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Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia, was known as the Red Duchess for her political views and imprisoned by Franco during Spain´s fascist dictatorship. She found evidence in her family's archive that much of Spain's accepted history had been 'cleaned up'. To preserve the archive for posterity she married her secretary on her deathbed, disinheriting her children.
Northern Pacific Railway Directory Fargo, North Dakota 1896-1916
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,680. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
My eBook consists of small bios of Northern Pacific Railway Employees in Fargo, North Dakota from 1896-1916. The biographical details includes ancestral information on each person who worked for N P Ry in Fargo. The e-book is pertinent to individuals who are railway enthusiasts. It is also a fine resource to learn more about Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN history.
Bonanno Family Members In New York In 1920
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » European
My eBook profiles more than 100 Bonanno family members who lived in all boroughs of New York City in 1920. For each head of household, I have listed street address information as well as work industries. Related family members are described. Immigration and Naturalization dates are given, as is literacy data. Entries were researched from the 1920 U.S. Census and New York City Business Directory.
New York City Circus And Amusement Park Directory, 1930
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Travel » Amusement & theme parks
My eBook is a useful directory of companies in the Circus and Amusement Park industry of Metropolitan New York City in 1930. The text can be used for ancestry research of deeds, defunct firms, family trees, maps, and urban studies. 1930 was the first full year of the Great Depression in the United States. Circus and Amusement Parks firms vied for what little most families spent on entertainment.
George Washington Keefe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
George Washington Keefe was a less than average pitcher for the Washington Nationals during the first seasons of the National League club's 19th century existence, 1886-1889. He established records for most walks in an inning in 1887. Mostly disappointing, but sometimes brilliant, he was 5'8" and left-handed. On one occasion in 1889, he outdueled Hall of Fame, New York Giants pitcher Tim Keefe.
1880 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Directory Topeka, Kansas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad was completed to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1880. I have used ancestral records to compile an employee directory for A.T.& S.F.R.R. for Topeka, Kansas. The directory lists titles of railroad workers, their family members, and where the came to Kansas from. The publication will be useful for students of railroad history and those doing family ancestry profiles.
1872 Chicago Firefighter Directory
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science, Nonfiction » History » North America
I am publishing an 1872 Directory of Fireman for the City of Chicago. It includes railroads and Chicago businesses. I researched the book from the U.S. Business Directory of 1872, among other references. 1872 was the year after the great conflagration, i.e the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871. In this era firefighting was handled by steam engines. They were often pulled by teams of horses.
The World's Oldest Professions (A Dictionary)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 171,630. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic history, Nonfiction » History » Reference
The dictionary of "Old Pros" revives 1,647 old professions, dating from pre-history to the 20th century, bringing them to life with funny, biting, heart-breaking observations about work. Including essays on ancient economic mayhem, this definitive reference work is a word lover’s feast. History buffs will find its thousand views on the trouble with toil enthralling.
Mafia Hit On Little Augie Pisano Queens, New York September 26, 1959
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime
It's questionable whether Anthony Carfano's murder was ordered by Vito Genovese, who headed a major New York City crime family in the 1950s. Carfano was a close associate of Frank Costello, a rival of Genovese's. I have chronicled a number of events in the life of Little Augie Pisano, using ancestry records and old newspapers as references. The murder of Little Augie remained unsolved in 1964.