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Title Making the empire work : labor and United States imperialism / edited by Daniel E. Bender and Jana K. Lipman.
Imprint New York ; London : New York University Press, [2015]

Series Culture, labor, history series.
Culture, labor, history.
Subject Labor -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Imperialism -- Economic aspects.
United States -- Foreign economic relations.
United States -- Foreign relations.
Alt Name Bender, Daniel E.,
Lipman, Jana K.,
Bender, Daniel E.,
Lipman, Jana K.,
Description vii, 374 pages ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Through the looking glass : U.S. empire through the lens of labor history / Daniel E. Bender and Jana K. Lipman -- The wages of empire : capitalism, expansionism, and working-class formation / Julie Greene -- Revolutionary currents : interracial solidarities, imperial Japan, and the U.S. empire / Moon-Ho Jung -- The secret soldiers' union : labor and soldier politics in the Philippine Scout Mutiny of 1924 / Christopher Capozzola -- The photos that we don't get to see : sovereignties, archives, and the 1928 Massacre of Banana Workers in Colombia / Kevin Coleman -- Sexual labor and the U.S. military empire : comparative analysis of Europe and East Asia / Seungsook Moon -- Making aloha : lei and the cultural labor of hospitality / Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez -- The advantages of empire : Chinese servants and conflicts over settler domesticity in the "white Pacific," 1870-1900 / Andrew T. Urban -- Empire and the moving body : Fermin Tobera, military California, and rural space / Dorothy B. Fujita-Rony -- Slavery's stale soil : indentured labor, guestworkers, and the end of empire / Cindy Hahamovitch -- The colonization of antislavery and the Americanization of empires : the labor of autonomy and the labor of subordination in Togo and the United States / Andrew Zimmerman -- Progressive empire : race and tropicality in United Fruit's Central America / Jason M. Colby -- What is imperial about coffee? Rethinking "informal empire" / Augustine Sedgewick -- Home land (in)secuarity : the labor of U.S. Cold War military empire in the Marshall Islands / Lauren Hirshberg.
Summary "Millions of laborers, from the Philippines to the Caribbean, performed the work of the United States empire. Forging a global economy connecting the tropics to the industrial center, workers harvested sugar, cleaned hotel rooms, provided sexual favors, and filled military ranks. Placing working men and women at the center of the long history of the U.S. empire, these essays offer new stories of empire that intersect with the "grand narratives" of diplomatic affairs at the national and international levels. Missile defense, Cold War showdowns, development politics, military combat, tourism, and banana economics share something in common - they all have labor histories"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9781479871254 hardcover alkaline paper
1479871257 hardcover alkaline paper
9781479856220 paperback alkaline paper
1479856223 paperback alkaline paper
OCLC # 893452375