The 2-vol. "St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide" provides in-depth analysis of more than 300 key events in labor history over the last 200 years, focusing on the relevance of these events to both the labor movement as a whole and to societal changes around the world. Each entry, written and signed by an expert in the field, is three to five pages in length and includes a description of the event, information about the key players involved and discusses the event in historical context. Events covered include: Abolition of Slavery Anarchists Lead Argentine Labor Movement Chartist Movement Equal Pay Act Equal Rights Amendment Grape Pickers' Strike Great Steel Strike Japanese Labor Unions Dissolved March on Washington Movement Minimum Wage Movement North American Free Trade Agreement Occupational Safety and Health Act Syndicalist Movement PATCO Strike Triangle Shirtwaist Fire And many others
Additional features include alphabetical and chronological tables of contents; 300 photographs, maps and illustrations; a glossary; a bibliography; and a subject index.