Working the Nation: Working Life and Federation 1890-1914

Mark G. Hearn (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book/Anthology


Working the Nation explores the historical significance of Federation and the impact it had on working life in Australia, and how national policy development affected the working culture of the emerging nation. The book draws together innovative research from leading Australian labour historians on key themes including employer-employee relations, the role of the state, wages and arbitration, gender, race, culture and individual experience.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherPluto Press Australia
ISBN (Print)1864031352
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • Work
  • Federation
  • Industrial Arbitration
  • Nationalism
  • Labour History


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