Book Discussion on Stayin' Allive

Jefferson Cowie, associate history professor at Cornell University, examines working class America during the 1970s. The author posits that… read more

Jefferson Cowie, associate history professor at Cornell University, examines working class America during the 1970s. The author posits that the American working class and unionized labor were a great focus of American politics and of cultural relevance at the the start of the decade, only to essentially disappear ten years later. Mr. Cowie documents the working class throughout the decade, from the White House’s relationship with the labor movement to the portrayal of the working class in films such as Saturday Night Fever, television shows such as All in the Family, and music such as by Merle Haggard and Bruce Springsteen. Jefferson Cowie discussed his book at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. close

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  • Altschuler, Glenn C. Vice President Cornell University->University Relations
  • Cowie, Jefferson R. Associate Professor Cornell University->Department of Collective Bargaining, Labor Law, and Labor History

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Book Discussion on Stayin' Allive

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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Oct 9, 2010
Last Aired:
Nov 14, 2010

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  • Oct 09, 2010 | 3:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 10, 2010 | 2:42am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 10, 2010 | 6:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 14, 2010 | 10:06am EST | C-SPAN 2
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