Sweatshop: The History of an American Idea

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Arguing that the sweatshop is as American as apple pie, Laura Hapke surveys over a century and a half of the language, verbal and pictorial, in which the sweatshop has been imagined and its stories told. Not seeking a formal definition of the sort that policymakers are concerned with, nor intending to provide a strict historical chronology, this unique book shows, rather, how the "real" sweatshop has become intertwined with the "invented" sweatshop of our national imagination, and how this mixture of rhetoric and myth has ...

Sweatshop: The History of an American Idea 2004, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813534671

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Sweatshop: The History of an American Idea 2004, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813534664

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