Labor and Power in the Late Ottoman Empire

Tobacco Workers, Managers, and the State, 1872–1912

Authors: Nacar, Can

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  • Illuminates the lives of Ottoman tobacco workers, who were among the most active labor groups in organizing strikes and other forms of protests
  • Examines a variety of primary sources, including documents from the Ottoman and British state archives, travelers’ accounts, and memoirs, in order to understand the extent and limits of workers’ agency in shaping their circumstances
  • Appeals to scholars and students of Ottoman history, social history, and labor history
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By the early twentieth century, consumers around the world had developed a taste for Ottoman-grown tobacco. Employing tens of thousands of workers, the Ottoman tobacco industry flourished in the decades between the 1870s to the First Balkan War—and it became the locus of many of the most active labor struggles across the empire. Can Nacar delves into the lives of these workers and their fight for better working conditions. Full of insight into the changing relations of power between capital and labor in the Ottoman Empire and the role played by state actors in these relations, this book also draws on a rich array of primary sources to foreground the voices of tobacco workers themselves.  

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Can Nacar is Assistant Professor of History at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31559-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-31558-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Labor and Power in the Late Ottoman Empire
Book Subtitle
Tobacco Workers, Managers, and the State, 1872–1912
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31559-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31559-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31558-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 202
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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