An early historical account, published in 1924, of American workers' reaction to the development of American industry over the period 1840 to 1860.
I. The State of the Nation
II. The Immigrant and the Homes of the Poor
III. "The Spirit of the Age"
IV. The Degradation of the Worker
V. The New Power: The Factory Controversy
VI. The New Power: The Dangers of Paternalism
VII. The Degradation of the Operative
VIII. The Ten-Hour Movement: Industrial, 1840-50
IX. The Change of Personnel
X. The Ten-Hour Movement: Political, 1850-60
XI. The Reformers: Associationists
XII. Land Reform
XIV. The Labor Movement: Defensive, 1840-50
XV. The Labor Movement: Aggressive, 1850-60