Das andere Amerika

Year: 1983 Type: Print publication Languages: German Format: 28 cm, softcover Scope: 543 p., numerous images, color and b/w Cooperation: Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin, Elefanten Press Verlag

The Other America

This extensive catalogue, published by Elefanten Press in 1983 to accompany the nGbK’s travelling exhibition of the same name, focuses on the history, art, and culture of the American labor movement. The title refers to Michael Harrington’s book The Other America (1962) on poverty in the United States and its impact on refugees, immigrants, single mothers, pensioners, and ill people without social security. In fact, write Philip S. Foner and Reinhard Schultz in their foreword, the rich are in the minority and it is they who should be referred to as “the others.” Historical documents including photographs, newspaper clippings, and posters are used to present developments in the fields of working hours, wages, participation, pensions, and the spread of democratic conditions in general, which are always tied to the fate of the unions. The book also discusses issues like repression, prejudice, and racism—including within the ranks of the labor organizations.

Hg.: nGbK und Staatliche Kunsthalle Berlin

Arbeitsgruppe: Tom Fecht, Philip S. Foner, Matthias Reichelt, Paul Schreiner, Reinhard Schultz

Mit Beiträgen von: Philip S. Foner, Reinhard Schultz