Philip Mattera's brief look (with an eye toward class struggle and autonomy) at the growth of off-the-books work in the post-Keynesian period. This was published in 1984 in the UK journal 'Emergency.' Mattera would later publish a book-length study on the subject, entitled 'Off the Books: The Rise of the Underground Economy.'
The Birth of the Work Underground - Mattera (1984)
When Workers Shot Back: Class Conflict from 1877 to 1921 – Robert Ovetz
When Workers Shot Back: Class Conflict from 1877 to 1921 explores one of the most tumultuous times in United States history. Self-organized workers recomposed their power by devising new strategies and tactics to disrupt the capitalist economy and extract concessions. Mine, railroad, steel, and iron workers pursued a strategy of tension that sometimes erupted into militant class conflict and general strikes in which…