Child Labor Laws – Women in Workforce – Labor History Online – Careers

Child labor laws history, Child labor in the U.S., History of women in the Workforce, Working Conditions, Labor history online, Organized Labor, Women Workers, Factory girls, Women’s jobs in the 1800s, Career guidance, Career Planning.

Workers and Working Conditions

Women Workers

Child Labor

Organized Labor

Career Planning


Workers and Working Conditions

Work Collection

Nearly 7,000 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Work”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Careers and Employment in Biblical Perspective, An International Investigation into the Future of Work, The Anatomy of Work, Work Society and Culture, The Reinvention of Work, Work Ethic, The Inner Game of Work, Finding the Work that’s Right for You, Making a Living, Work and Workers: a sociological analysis, many more eBooks on Work.

Working Conditions Collection

Nearly 700 free online books on the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Working Conditions”. Some books: The State of Working America, Working Americans 1880-2004, Nazism Fascism and the Working Class, History of the Middle and Working Classes, Working Ethics, Surviving Hard Times, The World of Working Class Women, Life in the Working-Class Family, Economic Democracy for Working Americans, The White Collar Working Class, many more eBooks on Working Conditions.

Quality of Work Life Collection

About 150 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Quality of Work Life”. Some books: There is No Place Like Work, The Living Organization, When 9 to 5 isn’t Enough, Workcare, Feng Shui at Work, How to Build a Balanced Life in a Workaholic World, Balancing Job Satisfaction and Performance, Productive Workplaces, Work from the Inside Out, Making Peace with your Office Life, The End of Work at You Know It, many more eBooks on Quality of Work Life.

Unemployment Collection

Over 300 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Unemployment”. Some books: How to Maximize Your Unemployment Benefits, Lapses from Full Employment, The Economic Horror, Standards of Unemployment Insurance, Inflation and Unemployment, Understanding Unemployment, The Unemployment Survival Handbook, Unemployment Insurance and Relief in Germany, Employment Law Handbook, many more eBooks on Unemployment.

American Working Class History Collection

About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of American Working Class History. Some books: American Labor History, A History of the American Worker, Documentary History of American Industrial Society (many volumes), American Working Class History: a representative bibliography, American Labor and Immigration History, Toil and Trouble: A History of American Labor, Work Recreation and Culture, Work Culture and Society, The Training of the Urban Working Class, many more eBooks on American Working Class History.

Hull-House Maps and Papers: a Presentation of Nationalities and Wages in a Congested District of Chicago

Hull-House Maps and Papers

Crowell 1895 Dewey Dec. 331

Papers by residents of Hull-House (Chicago social .settlement) on the sweating system, wage-earning children, cloakmakers, Hebrew, Italian and Bohemian colonies, public charities, etc. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

See also: Addams, Jane, Twenty Years at Hull-House, with Autobiographical Notes in Illinois Social History
Bowen, Louise de Koven, Growing up with a City in Biographies & Memoirs in Illinois History

Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.), Social settlements, Settlement house,

Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants

Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants

Bacon, David
Beacon 2008 Dewey Dec. 331.6

For two decades veteran photojournalist David Bacon has documented the connections between labor, migration, and the global economy. In Illegal People Bacon explores the human side of globalization, exposing the many ways it uproots people in Latin America and Asia, driving them to migrate. At the same time, U.S. immigration policy makes the labor of those displaced people a crime in the United States. Illegal People explains why our national policy produces even more displacement, more migration, more immigration raids, and a more divided, polarized society.
Through interviews and on-the-spot reporting from both impoverished communities abroad and American immigrant workplaces and neighborhoods, Bacon shows how the United States’ trade and economic policy abroad, in seeking to create a favorable investment climate for large corporations, creates conditions to displace communities and set migration into motion. Trade policy and immigration are intimately linked, Bacon argues, and are, in fact, elements of a single economic system.

LCSH Foreign Workers United States – LCSH Foreign Workers Developing Countries – LCSH Globalization Economic Aspects

The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez

The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez

Breslin, Jimmy
Crown 2002 Dewey Dec. 331.6

The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez is Jimmy Breslin’s most passionate and hard-hitting book to date. A work of conscience that travels from San Matías Cuatchatyotla, a small dusty town in central Mexico, to the cold and wet streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, this searing exposé chronicles the life and tragic death of an illegal immigrant worker, along with the broader issues of municipal corruption and America’s deadly and controversial border policy. In November 1999, an accidental death at a Brooklyn construction site made headlines because the developers had major fund-raising ties to the administration of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. But the dead man’s name went all but unmentioned in the press coverage. In The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutiérrez, Breslin not only gives the dead man a name but tells the story of his life: his birth in San Matías, Mexico, his love for a woman named Silvia, and his hope of making enough money in the United States to secure a more comfortable future back home in Mexico. The story behind Gutiérrez’s death is one of corruption, bad politics, and indifference to people whose lives are perceived not to count. With the issue of Mexican immigration and border policy taking center stage in our national debate, Gutiérrez’s story takes on even more relevance. The account of his flight, his desperation in a foreign and hostile country, and his needless death at the hands of unscrupulous forces should be a wake-up call to us all. In placing this man in the story’s center, rather than its footnotes, Breslin does the same thing he did so famously when he interviewed the grave digger at John F. Kennedy’s funeral: he wrenches our attention back to a story’s most forgotten but most human perspective.

LCSH Foreign Workers Mexican New York – LCSH Illegal Aliens New York

Selected Articles on Unemployment

Selected Articles on Unemployment

Johnsen, Julia E., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1915 Dewey Dec. 331.1

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines.

State of the Union: A Century of American Labor

State of the Union: A Century of American Labor

Lichtenstein, Nelson
Princeton Univ. 2002 Dewey Dec. 331

In a fresh and timely reinterpretation, Nelson Lichtenstein examines how trade unionism has waxed and waned in the nation’s political and moral imagination, among both devoted partisans and intransigent foes. From the steel foundry to the burger-grill, from Woodrow Wilson to John Sweeney, from Homestead to Pittston, Lichtenstein weaves together a compelling matrix of ideas, stories, strikes, laws, and people in a streamlined narrative of work and labor in the twentieth century.

LCSH Labor Movement United States History – LCSH Employee Rights United States History – LCSH Labor United States History

Handbook of Labor Literature

Marot, Helen, comp.
Philadelphia Free Library of Economic and Political Science 1899 Dewey Dec. 016.3 Rf

Classed and annotated list of more important books and pamphlets in English. Articles in periodicals not included. Notes descriptive rather than critical. Lists of labor song books and labor and general sociologic periodicals, publishers’ addresses, author index.
– – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

From the Folks who Brought you the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States

From the Folks who Brought you the Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor in the United States

Murolo, Priscilla and Chitty, A. B.
Norton 2001 Dewey Dec. 331

Hailed in a starred Publishers Weekly review as a work of “impressive even-handedness and analytic acuity . . . that gracefully handles a broad range of subject matter,” From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend is the first comprehensive look at American history through the prism of working people. From indentured servants and slaves in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake to high-tech workers in contemporary Silicon Valley, the book “[puts] a human face on the people, places, events, and social conditions that have shaped the evolution of organized labor” (Library Journal).
From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend also “thoroughly includes the contributions of women, Native Americans, African Americans, immigrants, and minorities, and considers events often ignored in other histories,” writes Booklist, which adds that “thirty pages of stirring drawings by ‘comic journalist’ Joe Sacco add an unusual dimension to the book.”

LCSH Labor United States History – LCSH Labor Movement United States History

White Capital and Coloured Labour

White Capital and Colored Labor

Olivier, Sydney
London: Independent Labour Party 1910 Dewey Dec. 331.6

A volume in “The Socialist Library”, edited by Labour Member of Parliament Ramsay MacDonald.

Selected Articles on Minimum Wage

Selected Articles on Minimum Wage

Reely, Mary Katharine, comp.
H. W. Wilson 1917 Dewey Dec. 331.2

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines.

Working in America: An Eyewitness History

Reef, Catherine
Facts on File 2000 Dewey Dec. 305

“Traces the history of labor in the United States, discussing how the work force was affected by slavery, Western expansion, war, the civil rights movement, and other key events in American history.
Eyewitness History is an interdisciplinary and multicultural series that reveals how significant events were seen and interpreted by people from all levels of society. Excerpts from primary sources — memoirs, diaries, letters, newspapers, speeches, advertisements, and more — provide a wide range of viewpoints and enhance a compelling narrative, prompting students to develop the critical-thinking skills that allow them to construct their own opinions about the people and their times.
” -Publisher.

Contents: The yeoman farmer: 1783-1900 — The role of enslaved workers: 1619-1865 — The factory system emerges: 1733-1865 — Building a transportation network: 1794-1900 — The mining frontier: 1719-1900 — Industry in the Gilded Age: 1870-1914 — Labor organizes: 1788-1918 — The cowboy: 1840-1886 — The movement to end child labor: 1875-1924 — The Great Depression: 1929-1941 — The labor movement in growth and decline: 1917-1999 — African Americans seek equality in the workplace: 1865-1996 — The changing role of women: 1776-1999 — The American worker faces the future: 1946-1999 — Appendix A: Documents — Appendix B: Biographies of major personalities — Appendix C: Maps

LCSH Labor Supply United States History

The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 million Americans and their Families

The Betrayal of Work

Shulman, Beth
New Press 2003 Dewey Dec. 331.2

An astonishing 35 million Americans work full time but do not make a living. They are nursing home workers, poultry processors, pharmacy assistants, ambulance drivers, child care workers, data entry keyers, janitors. Indeed, one in four American workers lives in or near poverty. Despite the great wealth of the United States, these low-wage workers have lower living standards than do similar workers in most other industrial nations, and over the last twenty years their wages have declined. For several years, Beth Shulman traveled across the country talking to low-wage workers, and in The Betrayal of Work she tells the moving stories of people like Sara, a single mother of three who earns $6.10 an hour, with no sick pay or vacation pay, after working almost a decade at a nursing home in Alabama. For Sara and others like her, writes Shulman, the basic promise of American society–if you work hard, you and your family can make a decent living–has been broken.

America’s Working People

America's Working People

Spahr, Charles B.
Longmans 1900 Dewey Dec. 331

Based on personal study of conditions in New England and southern factory towns, Pennsylvania coal mines. Homestead iron mills, Chicago trades unions, farming districts of Minnesota and Dakota, and among negroes and Mormons. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do

Working

Terkel, Studs
Ballantine 1985 Dewey Dec. 331.2

Based on interviews, this study describes the working lives and feelings of people engaged in occupations ranging from interstate truck driver to stockbroker to bookbinder to corporation president. “This is not a dry, academic treatise but a sensitive portrayal of the experience of working, with all its pain, tension, frustrations, and occasional satisfactions.” -Best Sellers

Day with a Tramp, and Other Days

A Day with a Tramp

Wyckoff, Walter A.
Scribner 1901 Dewey Dec. 331

Contents: A day with a tramp: With Iowa farmers; A section-hand on the Union Pacific railway; A burro-puncher: Incidents of the slums.
Based on author’s experiences while making sociologic investigations as a day laborer.- A.L.A.Catalog 1904

The Workers: an Experiment in Reality. The East

– Volume 2: The West

The Workers, An Experiment in Reality

Wyckoff, Walter A.
Scribner 1897-98 Dewey Dec. 331 P R

The East. Two months’ voluntary experience of a college-bred investigator, working as builder’s helper, summer hotel porter, farmhand, in a Pennsylvania logging camp, and while tramping between places.
The West. Further experiences as a day laborer in Chicago and in working his way westward to Pacific coast.- A.L.A.Catalog 1904

Modern Social Movements; Descriptive Summaries and Bibliographies

Modern Social Movements; Descriptive Summaries and Bibliographies

Zimand, Savel
NY: Wilson 1921 Dewey Dec. 16.3, 331

Chapter headings are: Trade unionism, The Cooperative Movement, Proposed Experiments in Industrial Democracy, – Copartnership, – National Industrial Councils, – The Plumb Plan, The Single Tax, Socialism, Guild Socialism, Syndicalism, Bolshevism, Anarchism


Women Workers

Working Women Collection

Almost 1,500 free online books on the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Women Working”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Women Working, America’s Working Women, Working Life of Women in the 17th Century, Sexual Harassment of Working Women, The Story of Working Women in America, Women Working Home, America’s White Working-Class Women, Working Women in Japan, Victorian Writing and Working Women, Getting By on the Minimum, many more eBooks on Working Women.

Selected Articles on the Employment of Women

Selected Articles on the Employment of Women

Bullock, Edna D. and Johnsen, Julia E., comps.
H. W. Wilson 1920 Dewey Dec. 331.4

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles. History of women in the workforce.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines. Some popular magazines of the day are also available on this Century Past website at General serials (Magazines) and their indexes.

Woman Wage-earners: their Past, their Present and their Future

Woman Wage-earners: their Past, their Present and their Future

Campbell, Helen
Roberts 1893 Dewey Dec. 331.4

Includes a bibliography of woman’s labor and of the woman question. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Women in the labor movement, Women’s jobs in the 1800s.

Also see:Bedient, Ethel Louise, The Entrance of Women into the Occupations in Illinois in Illinois Social History Books and Articles

How Women May Earn a Living

How Women May Earn a Living

Candee, Helen Churchill
Macmillan 1900 Dewey Dec. 331.4

Outlines a variety of occupations requiring little time for preparation and gives briefly the requirements, attractions, discouragements and probable remuneration of each. Suggestive and sensible. A.L.A.Catalog 1904. History of women in the workforce, women’s jobs in the 1800s.

Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China

Chang, Leslie T.
Spiegel & Grau 2008 Dewey Dec. 331.4

An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China.
China has 130 million migrant workers—the largest migration in human history. In Factory Girls, Leslie T. Chang, a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Beijing, tells the story of these workers primarily through the lives of two young women, whom she follows over the course of three years as they attempt to rise from the assembly lines of Dongguan, an industrial city in China’s Pearl River Delta.
As she tracks their lives, Chang paints a never-before-seen picture of migrant life—a world where nearly everyone is under thirty; where you can lose your boyfriend and your friends with the loss of a mobile phone; where a few computer or English lessons can catapult you into a completely different social class.
Throughout this riveting portrait, Chang also interweaves the story of her own family’s migrations, within China and to the West, providing historical and personal frames of reference for her investigation.
A book of global significance that provides new insight into China, Factory Girls demonstrates how the mass movement from rural villages to cities is remaking individual lives and transforming Chinese society, much as immigration to America’s shores remade our own country a century ago.

LCSH Manufacturing industries China Employees – LCSH Women Migrant Labor China – LCSH Young Women Employment China

Educated Working Women; Essays on the Economic Position of Women Workers in the Middle Classes

Educated Working Women; Essays on the Economic Position of Women Workers in the Middle Classes

Collet, Clara E.
King 1902 Dewey Dec. 331.4

Full of suggestion, tersely and forcibly written, with touches of humor and happy quotations.- A.L.A.Catalog 1904. History of women’s work, women in the workforce, women’s jobs in the 1800s

Report of the Bureau of Labor on the Conditions of Wage-Earning Women and Girls – 1914 Report

Report of the Bureau of Labor on the Conditions of Wage-Earning Women and Girls – 1916 Report

Report of the Bureau of Labor on the Conditions of Wage-Earning Women and Girls – 1914 Report

Holloway, Charlotte Molyneux Holloway
State of Connecticut 1914 and 1916 Dewey Dec. 331.4

The author was an industrial investigator appointed by the state of Connecticut in 1913 to look into working conditions and wages for women in a number of industries. History of women’s work.

Out to Work

Out to Work

Kessler-Harris, Alice
Oxford Univ. 2003 Dewey Dec. 331.4

First published in 1982, this pioneering work traces the transformation of “women’s work” into wage labor in the United States, identifying the social, economic, and ideological forces that have shaped our expectations of what women do. Basing her observations upon the personal experience of individual American women set against the backdrop of American society, Alice Kessler-Harris examines the effects of class, ethnic and racial patterns, changing perceptions of wage work for women, and the relationship between wage-earning and family roles.

LCSH Women Employment United States History – LCSH Working Class Women United States History

The Employments of Women: A Cyclopaedia of Woman’s Work

The Employments of Women: A Cyclopaedia of Woman’s Work

Penny, Virginia
Boston: Walker, Wise 1863 Dewey Dec. 331.4

The author, Virginia Penny, dedicated this book, “To Worthy and Industrious Women in the United States, striving to earn a livelihood”.

In the preface she explained that she researched and wrote this book to help women to earn a respectable livelihood. She said that, “the few employments that have been open to women are more than full. To withdraw a number from the few markets of female labor already crowded to excess, by directing them to avenues where they are wanted, would thereby benefit both parties.” The book was written during the Civil War, and she wrote that, “a million of men are on the battle field, and thousands of women, formerly dependent on them, have lost or may lose their only support.” But the need for jobs for women was not a temporary condition that would end with the war. She is intent in helping to open up to women occupations customarily closed to them. She also strongly advocates “… the plan of every female having a practical knowledge of some occupation by which to earn a livelihood.” “If a female is not taught some regular occupation by which to earn a living, what can she do, when friends die, and she is without means?”

The author collected the information in this volume in New York City from 1859 to 1961. She corresponded with or visited hundreds of workplaces, and talked to managers and employees. The work contains 533 articles; more than 500 of them descriptions of occupations in which women were or could be engaged, with descriptions of working conditions, effects on the health, wage rates, a comparison of wages for men and women, time required to learn the business, and other information. History of women’s work, women’s jobs in the 1800s.

See also: Bedient, Ethel Louise, The Entrance of Women into the Occupations in Illinois in Illinois Social History Books and Articles

Loom and Spindle or Life Among the Early Mill Girls

With a sketch of “The Lowell Offering” and some of its Contributors

Loom and Spindle or Life Among the Early Mill Girls

Robinson, Harriet H.
Crowell 1898 Dewey Dec. 331.4

A history and description of life at the Lowell cotton mills in the 1830s and 1840s, by a woman who had lived and worked there. The “Lowell Offering” was a literary periodical produced by a group of the mill girls. Women’s labor movement history, factory girls, women’s jobs in the 1800s.

How Six Girls Made Money; or, Occupations for Women

How Six Girls Made Money; or, Occupations for Women

Roe, Marion Edmonds
Brethren’s 1887 Dewey Dec. 331.4

History of women’s work, women’s jobs in the 1800s.

Women and Economics; a Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution

Women and Economics; a Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution

Stetson, Charlotte Perkins
Small 1898 Dewey Dec. 331.4

Will be widely read and discussed as the cleverest, fairest, most forcible presentation of the views of the rapidly increasing group who l(X)k with favor on extension of industrial employment of women. – A.L.A.Catalog 1904. Women’s labor movement history, women’s jobs in the 1800s.

The Woman Who Toils; Being the Experiences of Two Gentlewomen as Factory Girls

The Woman Who Toils; Being the Experiences of Two Gentlewomen as Factory Girls

Van Vorst, Mrs. John (Bessie) and Van Vorst, Marie
Doubleday, Page 1903 Dewey Dec. 331.4

Two wealthy young ladies from Boston separately spent several months disguised as working girls, working in factories and taking rooms among the working classes. They each described their experiences and the conditions they found. Parts and chapters are:
Part 1 by Mrs. John Van Vorst: 1. Introductory, 2. In a Pittsburg Factory, 3. Perry, a New York Mill Town, 4. Making Clothing in Chicago, 5. The Meaning of it All
Part 2 by Marie Van Vorst: 6. Introductory, 7. A Maker of Shoes at Lynn, 8. The Southern Cotton Mills, 9. The Child in the Southern Mills. History of women’s work, factory girls, Women’s labor movement history, women’s jobs in the 1800s.


Child Labor

Child Labor Collection

About 340 free online books on the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Child Labor”. Includes books on child labor laws history and child labor in the United States. Some books: Child Labor and Sweatshops, Child Labor Then and Now, Child Labor in Sub-Saharan Africa, Child Labor: a world history companion, Selected Articles on Child Labor, Crusade for the Children, Teen Rights and Freedom: labor and employment, Child Labor Practices in Africa, The Story of Child Labor Laws, Iqbal Masih and the Crusaders against Child Slavery, many more eBooks on Child Labor.

Selected Articles on Child Labor

Selected Articles on Child Labor

Bullock, Edna D., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1911 Dewey Dec. 331.3

Child labor laws history, child labor in the U.S. In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines.

Children for Hire

Children for Hire

Levine, Marvin J.
Praeger 2003 Dewey Dec. 331.3

Despite popular belief, the problem of illegal child labor has not been remedied. The practice persists in the United States and even appears to be increasing. Levine, an acknowledged expert in the field, reveals the nature and magnitude of this old problem in today’s economy. Levine explains that since 1981, there has been a relaxation in enforcement of federal child labor law provisions. He presents the complicated elements and troubling implications of a problem that has come to be ignored or overlooked in American society, focusing especially on matters of occupational health and safety. This book is important reading for the general public, as well as for scholars and policymakers involved with children’s and labor issues in the United States.
The United States has more of its children in the workforce than any other developed country. They are found in textile, jewelry, and machine shops in New York and New Jersey, in Southeast supermarkets operating meat-cutting machines and paper-box bailers, in Washington state selling candy door-to-door, and in farming operations throughout the country.

LCSH Child Labor United States – LCSH Industrial Safety United States – LCSH Agricultural Laborers United States


Organized Labor

Organized Labor Collection

About 160 free online books on the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Organized Labor”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Organized Labor in Mexico, Organized Labor in Latin America, The Negro and Organized Labor, Organized Labor in American History, Organized Labor and the Law, How to Deal with Organized Labor, Samuel Gompers and Organized Labor in America, American Rubber Workers & Organized Labor 1900-1941, Unions in Crisis?, An Organized Guide to Films about Labor, Labor Relations, Labor Unions, Picket Lines and Bargaining Tables, many more eBooks on Organized Labor.

Labor Movement Collection

More than 250 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Labor Movement. Some books: Violence and the Labour Movement, Trade Unionism and Labor Problems, The Irish Labour Movement, A Short History of Industrial Labor Conditions under Capitalism, Testimonials from the Guatemalan Labor Movement, Work and Labour in Canada, Alberta Labour, The American Labor Movement, Chicago and the Labor Movement, many more eBooks on the Labor Movement.

Labor Unions Collection

About 650 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Labor Unions”. Some books: Directory of U.S. Labor Organizations, Modern Trade Unionism, The Unions, The Story of America’s Unions, Kenya’s Trade Union Movement, Labor and Politics in Libya and Arab Africa, Inside America’s New Union Movement, Unions and Unionists in Australia, many more eBooks on Labor Unions.

Selected Articles on The Closed Shop

Selected Articles on the Closed Shop

Beman, Lamar T., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1922 Dewey Dec. 331.8

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines.

Selected Articles on Modern Industrial Movements

Selected Articles on Modern Industrial Movements

Bloomfield, Daniel, comp.
NY: Wilson 1919 Dewey Dec. 331

A volume in the publisher’s “Handbook Series. In addition to the selection of articles it contains a bibliography. Topics covered are:- Workers’ Co-operative Movement, – Syndicalism, Industrial Unionism, and the I.W.W., – Shop Stewards, – Scientific Management, – Guild Socialism, – Management Sharing, – Bolshevism, – Labor Parties

Selected Articles on Trade Unions

Selected Articles on Trade Unions

Bullock, Edna D., comp.
H. W. Wilson 1913 Dewey Dec. 331.8

In the first decades of the 20th century publisher H.W. Wilson produced many volumes in its Debaters’ Handbook Series on social and political issues that were under discussion at the time. Each book contains the full text of selected articles and documents representing opposing views on the issue, along with a substantial bibliography of books and articles.

Most of the books mentioned in these guides are likely to be freely available online. Search by title; first at the Internet Archive (archive.org), then at HathiTrust.org. Referenced magazine articles may also be available online at the same sites, with HathiTrust the preferred site for magazines.

Organized Labor, its Problems, Purposes and Ideals, and the Present and Future of American Wage Earners

Organized Labor, its Problems, Purposes and Ideals, and the Present and Future of American Wage Earners

Mitchell, John
American Book and Bible 1903 Dewey Dec. 331.8

The author was President of the United Mine Workers.

Modern Social Movements; Descriptive Summaries and Bibliographies

Zimand, Savel
NY: Wilson 1921 Dewey Dec. 16.3, 330

Chapter headings are:

Trade unionism – The Cooperative Movement – Proposed Experiments in Industrial Democracy:(Copartnership, National Industrial Councils, The Plumb Plan); – The Single Tax – Socialism – Guild Socialism – Syndicalism – Bolshevism – Anarchism


Career Planning

Careers Collection

About 350 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Careers”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Targeting the Job You Want, America’s Top Military Careers, Adventure Careers, Exploring Careers, Careers for Patriotic Types, 300 Best Jobs Without a 4-Year Degree, Nonprofit Organization Careers, Through the Brick Wall Job Finder, Guide to Career Etiquette, What Color is Your Parachute, Careers in Consumer Products, Leadership Skills, Disaster Proof Your Career, Managing Up, Insider’s Guide to Finding a Job, Green Jobs, Career Guide to Private Equity, many more eBooks on Careers.

Career Planning Collection

About 1,600 free online books on the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Career Guidance”. Some books: Career Guidance and Counseling through the Life Span, Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance (many volumes), Managing Your Career in Education, Art Career Guide, Managing Your Career in the Art Industry, Managing Your Career in Law Enforcement, Career Planning for Nurses, Career Discovery Encyclopedia, Healthcare Career Starter, Choosing a Career, Career Navigation Handbook, Hotel/Restaurant Management, Real Estate Career Starter, Your Career as a Writer, Culinary Arts Career Starter, Career Opportunities in Science, Career Information Center (many volumes), Guide to Career Colleges, Career Perspectives in Electronic Media, Choosing a Career in Agriculture, Career Planning in Criminal Justice, Career in the Fashion Industry, A Career as a Plumber, Your Career in the Navy, many more eBooks on Career Planning.

Vocational Guidance Collection

About 2,500 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Vocational Guidance. Some books: Vocational and Career Counseling, Careers in Photography, Career Discovery Encyclopedia (many volumes), Careers without College for People Who Love to Write, Careers in Engineering, Careers in Geriatric Care, Careers in Midwifery, Careers in Aviation, Careers without College in Travel, Landing a Job in the Music Industry, Career Development in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism, Opportunities in Telecommunications, Careers as a Marketing and Public Relations Specialist, Green Careers, Complete Manual for Job Seekers, Guide to Careers without College, Careers for People Who Love Crafts, Choosing a Career as an Entrepreneur, Careers for Number Crunchers, Careers in the Sports Industry, Careers in Nursing, Careers in Desktop Publishing, many more eBooks on Vocational Guidance.

Job Hunting Collection

About 170 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Careers – Job Hunting”. Some books: The Secretary’s Secret Weapon, Getting a Raise, Job Hunting Made Easy, 101 Successful Interviewing Strategies, Job & Career Building, How to Jumpstart a Stalled Career, What Color is Your Parachute, Where the Jobs are Now, Insider’s Guide to Finding a Job, Careers after the Armed Forces, Guide to Finance Interviews, How to Change Your Career without Starting Over, Managing Your Career, Resume Power, The Executive Job Search, many more eBooks on Job Hunting.

Home-based Businesses Collection

About 300 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Home-based Businesses. Some books: The Best Home Businesses for the 21st Century, How to Succeed in Your Home Business, Best Home Businesses for People 50+, The 60-Second Commute, The Home-Based Entrepreneur, Making Money in Freelancing, Home Education Resource Guide, The Complete Work-at-Home Companion, Make Your Woodworking Pay for Itself, Finance and Taxes for the Home-Based Business, Marketing to Home-Based Businesses, Get Paid to Shop, many more eBooks about Home-Based Businesses.

A Guide to the Study of Occupations. A Selected Critical Bibliography of the Common Occupations with Specific References for their Study

Allen, Frederick James
Harvard 1921 Dewey Dec. 016.3

The volume contains unannotated lists of books for each occupation, a 70-page annotated bibliography of books, and a list of about 250 class and trade journals.

The Work-at-Home Sourcebook

The Work at Home Sourcebook

Arden, Lynie
Live Oak 2005 Dewey Dec. 338.7

Written by a 20-year veteran of working at home, this book explains how to do fulfilling, profitable work without leaving the house. It lists hundreds of companies that hire freelancers, providing contact information, job requirements, and salary and benefits data. Illustrations.

LCSH Home Labor United States Directories – LCSH Home-based Businesses United States

100 Fastest-Growing Careers: Your Complete Guidebook to Major Jobs with the Most Growth and Openings

100 Fastest-Growing Careers: Your Complete Guidebook to Major Jobs with the Most Growth and Openings

Farr, J. Michael
JIST Works 2006 Dewey Dec. 331.7

100 Fastest-Growing Careers is an extensive volume that provides information about pay, outlook, education, and skills needed to obtain some of the most promising jobs in the world of work. With this comprehensive book, readers explore 100 in-demand jobs, assess which ones match their skills, and learn seven quick steps for getting the job they want. As part of JIST’s Top Careers series, this book provides thorough, current, and interesting descriptions of today’s fastest-growing jobs.

LCSH Vocational Guidance United States – LCSH Job Hunting United States – LCSH Employment Forecasting United States

Top 100 Careers for College Graduates: Your Complete Guidebook to Major Jobs in Many Fields

Top 100 Careers for College Graduates: Your Complete Guidebook to Major Jobs in Many Fields

Farr, J. Michael
JIST Works 2007 Dewey Dec. 331.7

This book provides thorough, current, and interesting descriptions of 100 major jobs for people with bachelor’s and higher degrees. The jobs are organized into five groups: professional/doctoral degree, master’s degree, bachelor’s degree plus work experience, bachelor’s degree, and jobs that may not require a bachelor’s degree but are often held by college graduates. Each description is about two-to-three pages long and written as an easy-to-read narrative. A newly updated special book-within-a-book section describes the seven steps that cut job search time in half and includes sample targeted resumes by professional resume writers. A new, easy-to-use assessment matches your personal skills with the characteristics of the occupations described in the book.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Occupational Outlook Handbook

U.S. Dept of Labor
Claitor’s 2012 Dewey Dec. 331.7

“Gives information on employment trends and outlook in more than 800 occupations. Indicates nature of work, qualifications, earnings and working conditions, how to enter, where to go for more information, etc.” -Guide to Ref Books

LCSH Labor Supply United States – LCSH Vocational Guidance United States – LCSH Occupations United States