Chapter 6. Class and Labor

  1. Philip Goff Director Professor
  1. Richard J. Callahan Jr. Associate Professor

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch6

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America

How to Cite

Callahan, R. J. (2010) Class and Labor, in The Blackwell Companion to Religion in America (ed P. Goff), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324082.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Missouri-Columbia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169363

Online ISBN: 9781444324082



  • class and labor;
  • United States news media - labor practices of nation's largest kosher slaughterhouse and meatpacking plant;
  • “Work, Workers, and the Jewish Owner,” Jewish employers treating workers with dignity and respect, and a living wage;
  • religion intertwined with class and labor issues - in contemporary America I;
  • James Madison, use of modern meaning of class in The Federalist No.10 (1787);
  • H. Richard Niebuhr's The Social Sources of Denominationalism - American history fraught with class, labor and economic disparity;
  • class and labor, American religious history and labor history - involving separate conversations;
  • Methodism studies in nineteenth century America - readings of relationship between religion and social stratification;
  • social and cultural reform movements - forms of labor of middle classes in nineteenth and twentieth centuries;
  • Agriprocessors slaughtering house - intersections between religion, class, labor, ethnicity, cultural difference and consumerism


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  • Bibliography