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Labor's Text: The Worker in American Fiction
by Laura Hapke
Rutgers University Press, 2000
eISBN: 978-0-8135-5720-5 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-2879-3 | Paper: 978-0-8135-2880-9
Library of Congress Classification PS374.W64H36 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.0093523317

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Labor's Text charts how the worker has been portrayed and often misrepresented in American fiction. Laura Hapke offers hundreds of depictions of wage earners: from fiction on the early artisan "aristocrats" to the Gilded Age's union-busting novelists to the year 2000's marginalized, apolitical men and women. Whether the authors discussed are pro- or anti-labor, Hapke illuminates the literary, historical, and intellectual contexts in which their fiction was produced and read.
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