Fight Like Hell by Kim Kelly audiobook

Fight Like Hell: The Untold History of American Labor

By Kim Kelly
Read by Emmett Grosland

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781982171056

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797145334

  • ISBN: 9781797145327

Runtime: 12.18 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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A revelatory and inclusive history of the American labor movement, from independent journalist and Teen Vogue labor columnist Kim Kelly

Freed Black women organizing for protection in the Reconstruction-era South. Jewish immigrant garment workers braving deadly conditions for a sliver of independence. Asian American fieldworkers rejecting government-sanctioned indentured servitude across the Pacific. Incarcerated workers advocating for basic human rights and fair wages. The queer Black labor leader who helped orchestrate America’s civil rights movement. These are only some of the working-class heroes who propelled American labor’s relentless push for fairness and equal protection under the law.

The names and faces of countless silenced, misrepresented, or forgotten leaders have been erased by time as a privileged few decide which stories get cut from the final copy: those of women, people of color, LGBTQIA people, disabled people, sex workers, prisoners, and the poor

In this definitive and assiduously researched work of journalism, columnist and independent labor reporter Kim Kelly excavates that untold history and shows how the rights the American worker has today—the forty-hour workweek, workplace-safety standards, restrictions on child labor, protection from harassment and discrimination on the job—were earned with literal blood, sweat, and tears.

Fight Like Hell comes at a time of economic reckoning in America. From Amazon’s warehouses to Starbucks cafes, Appalachian coal mines to the sex workers of Portland’s Stripper Strike, interest in organized labor is at a fever pitch not seen since the early 1960s.

Inspirational, intersectional, and full of crucial lessons from the past, Fight Like Hell shows what is possible when the working class demands the dignity it has always deserved.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Catalyzed by a passionate voice and brisk pacing, Fight Like Hell will…[assure] you that you are never alone and that the real work is looking out for your fellow neighbor.” Morgan Jerkins, author of Caul Baby
“Meticulously researched and beautifully told…Kelly has established herself as a true champion for the working class.” Liz Shuler, president, AFL-CIO

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Author

Author Bio: Kim Kelly

Author Bio: Kim Kelly

Kim Kelly is the author of six novels exploring Australia and its history. Her stories shine a bright light on some forgotten corners of the past and tell the tales of ordinary people living through extraordinary times. An editor and literary consultant by trade, stories fill her everyday—most nights, too—and it’s love that fuels her intellectual engine. In fact, Kim takes love so seriously she once donated a kidney to her husband to prove it, and also to save his life. Originally from Sydney, today Kim lives on a small rural property in central New South Wales just outside the tiny gold-rush village of Millthorpe, where her grown sons regularly come home to graze.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English