Book reviews jefferson cowie, capital moves: rca’s seventy-year quest for cheap labor ithaca: cornell university press, 1999 x 1 283 pp $2995 cloth $1295 paper capital movesis an important book written with a clear scholarly and political objective working in the mid-1990s, after the american federation of labor. Jefferson cowie jefferson cowie called one of our most commanding interpreters of recent american experience by the nation , jefferson cowie is the james g stahlman professor at vanderbilt university. Cowie’s study is disturbing on any number of levels for those concerned about workers’ rights and economic justice exhaustively researched, with dozens of interviews with the workers themselves, capital moves doesn’t end with the grim picture of defeated workers, though. As jefferson cowie documented in capital moves: each of rca’s plant relocations represents the corporation’s response to workers’ increasing sense of entitlement and control over investment in their community.
Jefferson cowie is a professor of labor history and the chair of the department of labor relations, law, and history at cornell university he is the author of capital moves: rca’s seventy-year quest for cheap labor news and reviews. Jefferson cowie takes us on a remarkable tour of four communities transformed by industrial capitalism this powerful, original book recasts our understanding of capitalism, labor, gender, and geography. Book reviews : capital moves: rca's 70-year quest for cheap labor by jefferson cowie cornell university press, ithaca, 1999, x + 273 pp (no price stated) greg patmore university of sydney journal of industrial relations vol 42, issue 1, pp 150 - 152. Cowie, in the great exception: the new deal and the limits of american politics, takes a long view, assessing the solidaristic liberalism of the 20th century’s middle third as an anomaly within the otherwise continuous course of american political history.
Capital moves by jefferson r cowie in doc, rtf, txt download e-book welcome to our site, dear reader all content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by us and international copyright laws. Capital moves by jefferson cowie is available now for quick shipment to any us location this edition can easily be substituted for isbn 1565846591 or isbn 9781565846593 the 2001 edition or even more recent edition. Jefferson cowie james g stahlman professor of history co-director vanderbilt history seminar director, economics-history major jefferson cowie is a social and political historian whose research and teaching focus on how class, inequality, and work shape american capitalism, politics, and culture. In capital moves, jefferson cowie explains why the radio corporation of america (rca) moved its radio and television factories to four different locations from the 1930’s to the 1990’s cowie shows the economic, social, and political factors behind these decisions, how the coming and going of factories impacted communities, and how those. Jefferson cowie's capital moves perfectly complements them and fills a gap in understanding why some american industries vanished in a generation it is a sad story that didn't have to be read more.
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Capital moves review michael kazin, georgetown university a conceptually rich and deeply humane book jefferson cowie narrates how industrial workers in two nations and four different communities coped with one company’s relentless search for cheap and pliable labor he is a rare historian who illuminated the future by explaining a vital. Capital moves : rca's seventy-year quest for cheap labor [jefferson cowie] -- find a pool of cheap, pliable workers and give them jobs - and soon they cease to be as cheap or as pliable what is an employer to do then why, find another poor community desperate for work jefferson cowie with a new epilogue by the author. Jefferson cowie capital move: rcas seventy-year quest for cheap labor new york: the new press 1999 pp 279 isbn 978-1-56584-659-3 summary in his book, capital moves: rca’s seventy-year quest for cheap labor, jefferson cowie argues that deindustrialization of the northeast and the united states did not begin in the late-20th century, but was a process that began in the immediate.