OverviewDesigned to encourage critical thinking, the well-established Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in US history. Each volume in the series presents a carefully selected group of readings by respected authors and incorporates the proven 'Major Problems' format. This collection of documents and essays on a range of major topics in labour history looks at the shaping of the culture and consciousness of American workers from colonial times to the present. The extensively revised second edition incorporates expanded coverage of African American, Asian American and Latino workers, women and gender issues and labour during World War 1. An important new chapter on slavery has also been introduced.