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Out of Work: The First Century of Unemployment in Massachusetts

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Out of Work chronicles the history of unemployment in the United States. It traces the evolution of the problem of joblessness from the early decades of the nineteenth-century to the Great Depression of the 1930s. Challenging the widely held notion that the United States was a labour-scarce society in which jobs were plentiful, it argues that unemployment played a major ro ...more
Hardcover, 487 pages
Published March 31st 1986 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1986)
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Alexander Keyssar is an American historian, and the Matthew W. Stirling Jr. Professor of History and Social Policy at Harvard University.
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