Joseph Rayback’s history of the American labor movement.
The History of American Labor delves into the history of labor in America from the colonial days until the mid-1950's. Rayback’s work is considered to be a foundational text for any readers of American labor union history.
Joseph G. Rayback (1914-1983) was a professor of history in the United States. He served in the United States Navy and was the author of Martin Van Buren: Law, Politics, and the Shaping of Republican Ideology and Free Soil: The Election of 1848.