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2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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HIS 3528 - Comparative Labor History (3)

When Offered: Spring. Odd-numbered years
A study of the development of labor in history, comparing labor process in different periods and regions. The course is particularly focused on the shift from agricultural to industrial labor, the varieties of industrial labor, and the emergence of post-industrial labor. It analyzes the differences in the historical experiences of the advanced countries in Europe and North America with the historically backwards economies in the Third World. It explores the gendered experience of labor, forms of labor organization, and the growth of working-class cultures, as well as the relationship between labor and the state.