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Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882-1954

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In this reissue of a book that was hailed as groundbreaking almost as soon as it was published, the authors examine the role of trade unionism and the working class in the development of Egyptian nationalism during the first half of the twentieth century. Beinin and Lockman examine "the dialectic of class and nation [and] the formation of a new class of wage workers as Egy ...more
Paperback, 488 pages
Published November 1st 1998 by American University in Cairo Press (first published March 1st 1988)
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Joel Beinin is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University. From 2006 to 2008 he served as Director of Middle East Studies and Professor of History at the American University in Cairo.
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