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Economy, Labor, Sociology From Madden Books


L'Evolution des besoins dans les classes ouvrieres

By Maurice Halbwachs

En Français. Lightly scuffed covers; age darkened along cover edges and on spine; some edge wear; 1 inch chip missing at spine head; small label at lower spine (from professor’s personal reference library); tightly bound but somewhat fragile; clean interior. 8vo, 163 pp.


The Debate on Comparable Worth (Socialist Scholar's Conference Pamphlet Series)

By Ronnie Steinberg

Very Good staple-bound pamphlet. Bright, clean covers; very slightly age darkened at edges; tightly bound; crisp, clean interior. Reprinted from Summer 1986 'New Politics' journal. Discussing pay equity for women. 8vo, 19 pp.


The Instinct of Workmanship and the State of Industrial Arts

By Thorstein Veblen

First printing. March 1914, review copy with publishers note laid in giving price of $1.50. Dark green, vertical rib-grain cloth over boards with gilt letters; top edge gilt. Bright, clean covers and spine; very slightly rubbed at spine ends and fore corners - not split or frayed; tightly bound; owner signed name 'Charles H. Page' (Smith College and UMass Soc prof and author) on front paste down; previous owner signed name crossed out on front free end paper 'F. H. Hankins' (Professor Frank Hamilton Hankins of Smith College, author and president of American Sociological Society); stamp on title page 'Advance Copy for Editorial Use, | Review Released for Publication | Mar 30 1914'; very clean interior. 12mo, 355 pp.


Why People Work: Changing Incentives in a Troubled World

By Aaron Levenstein

Very Good HC in Good DJ. Light gray cloth over boards, black letters. Bright, clean covers and spine; tightly bound; clean interior. DJ is scuffed; small chips and closed tears along edges. 8vo, 320 pp; index, biblio.


The Underbelly of the U.S. Economy: Joblessness and the Pauperization of Work in America

By David Dembo & Ward Morehouse

Fine softcover. Bright, clean covers and spine; tightly bound; crisp, clean interior. Illustrated with graphs and charts. 8vo, 46 pp.