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The story of work : a new history of humankind / Jan Lucassen.

By: Lucassen, Jan.
Publisher: London : Yale University Press, 2021Description: xvii, 524 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of colour plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780300256796.Subject(s): Work -- History | Labor -- HistoryDDC classification: 306.3609 Summary: "Jan Lucassen provides an inclusive history of humanity’s busy labor throughout the ages. Spanning China, India, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, Lucassen looks at the ways in which humanity organizes work: in the household, the tribe, the city, and the state. He examines how labor is split between men, women, and children; the watershed moment of the invention of money; the collective action of workers; and at the impact of migration, slavery, and the idea of leisure." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions 2022
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"Jan Lucassen provides an inclusive history of humanity’s busy labor throughout the ages. Spanning China, India, Africa, the Americas, and Europe, Lucassen looks at the ways in which humanity organizes work: in the household, the tribe, the city, and the state. He examines how labor is split between men, women, and children; the watershed moment of the invention of money; the collective action of workers; and at the impact of migration, slavery, and the idea of leisure." - Book cover

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