The History of An American Idea

eBook - 2004
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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 & amp;ldquo;real & amp;rdquo; sweatshop has become intertwined with the & amp;ldquo;invented & amp;rdquo; sweatshop of our national imagination, and how this mixture of rhetoric and myth has endowed American sweatshops with rich a.
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2004
ISBN: 9780813537108
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 202 pages) : illustrations
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