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The Resource Labor in America : a history, Melvyn Dubofsky, Foster Rhea Dulles

Labor in America : a history, Melvyn Dubofsky, Foster Rhea Dulles

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Labor in America : a history
Title
Labor in America
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Melvyn Dubofsky, Foster Rhea Dulles
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Language
eng
Summary
Even since the last edition of this text was released in 2004, unions have continued to shed members; union membership in the private sector of the economy has fallen to levels not seen since the nineteenth century. The forces of economic liberalization (neo-liberalism), capital mobility, and globalization have affected measurably the material standard of living enjoyed by workers in the United States, and mass immigration from the Southern Hemisphere and Asia has continued to restructure the domestic labor force. Yet even in the face of anti-union legislation, a continuing decline in the number of organized workers, and the fear of stateless, if not faceless terrorism, the shadow of "9/11" in which we still live, the author has hewn to the lines laid out in the previous seven in seeking to encourage today's students of labor history to learn about those who built the United States and who will shape its future. In addition to taking the narrative right up to the present, a recent history that includes the election of 2008 as well as the tumultuous blow suffered by the U.S. and world economy in 2008-09, this eighth edition features an entirely new photographs and a complete overhauling of the book's Further Readings section in order to note the very best works from the profuse recent scholarship that explores the history of working people in all its diversity
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N$T
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1934-
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Dubofsky, Melvyn
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8066
LC item number
.D8 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1900-1970
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Dulles, Foster Rhea
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  • Labor
  • Working class
  • Labor unions
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Labor
  • Labor unions
  • Working class
  • United States
Label
Labor in America : a history, Melvyn Dubofsky, Foster Rhea Dulles
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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Contents
Colonial America. Life and labor in the colonies -- Workers, politics, and revolution. -- The First Unions. Early unions -- Law vs. labor -- Growth of labor organization. -- The Workingmen's Parties. Leadership -- Political action. -- Labor Strength in the 1830s. Union growth -- A national labor movement? -- An urge to strike -- An employer counterattack -- The National Trades Union -- The decline of unionism. -- The Impact of Industrialism. Industrialism, technological change, and reform -- Rebuilding a union movement. -- Toward National Organization -- The National Labor Union -- The NLU and social reform -- Depression and union decline. -- An Era of Upheaval. Unrest and conflict -- The great railroad strikes -- The Haymarket Riot. -- The Rise and Decline of the Knights of Labor. Origins of the Knights of Labor -- The rise of the Knights -- The decline of the Knights. -- The American Federation of Labor -- Triumph of business unionism -- Samuel Gompers and the new unionism -- Emergence of the AFL -- AFL principles and policies. -- Homestead and Pullman -- The great Pullman strike and boycott -- Labor, populism, and socialism -- Labor in ebb tide. -- The Progressive Era. Employers and unions: a new understanding -- The Anthracite Coal Strike, 1902 -- Employers fight back -- AFL and political action -- Organizing immigrant workers. -- Thunder on the Left. The Wobblies -- The spirit of the IWW -- The Lawrence strike -- Repressing the IWW, 1913-1919 -- The meaning of the IWW -- The First World War and After -- Postwar labor upheaval -- Year of strikes, 1919 -- Labor militancy. -- Labor in Retreat. The American plan and the open shop -- Welfare capitalism -- Labor and insurgent politics -- The AFL after Gompers -- The demoralization of organized labor. -- The New Deal. Section 7(a) -- A new unionism and its limits -- The Wagner Act -- The New Deal political order. -- The Rise of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. John L. Lewis and the CIO -- The impact of the CIO. -- Labor and Politics. War, Lewis, and the election of 1940. -- The Second World War. The National War Labor Board -- The 1945-1946 strike wave -- A new industrial relations system. -- From Taft-Hartley to the Merger of the AFL and the CIO -- Labor, Taft-Hartley, and politics -- A united labor movement -- AFL-CIO: a "sleepy monopoly". -- Disappointed Hopes. Labor's decline -- Corruption, politics, and labor's travail -- Race, war, and agricultural workers -- A satisfied labor movement. -- Hard Times: Workers and Unions, 1973-2000. An end to economic growth? -- Restructuring the labor force -- The rise of public employee unionism -- Labor and politics -- The crisis of unionism -- Lane Kirkland and dashed hopes -- Union troubles in mass-production industries -- Deregulation and union decline in transportation -- A mixed bag -- A new labor-Left alliance -- A dim future for labor?. -- Hope and Despair: Workers and Unions Since 2000. Labor and politics -- A new unionism -- Hard and dangerous work -- A new war economy -- Toward an unequal society -- The Wal-Mart effect -- Labor's travails cause dissension -- Triumph and tribulation -- Whither labor?
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889813000
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unknown
Edition
Eighth edition
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1 online resource (xi, 479 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates)
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9781118817629
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LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 3-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)889813000
Label
Labor in America : a history, Melvyn Dubofsky, Foster Rhea Dulles
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Colonial America. Life and labor in the colonies -- Workers, politics, and revolution. -- The First Unions. Early unions -- Law vs. labor -- Growth of labor organization. -- The Workingmen's Parties. Leadership -- Political action. -- Labor Strength in the 1830s. Union growth -- A national labor movement? -- An urge to strike -- An employer counterattack -- The National Trades Union -- The decline of unionism. -- The Impact of Industrialism. Industrialism, technological change, and reform -- Rebuilding a union movement. -- Toward National Organization -- The National Labor Union -- The NLU and social reform -- Depression and union decline. -- An Era of Upheaval. Unrest and conflict -- The great railroad strikes -- The Haymarket Riot. -- The Rise and Decline of the Knights of Labor. Origins of the Knights of Labor -- The rise of the Knights -- The decline of the Knights. -- The American Federation of Labor -- Triumph of business unionism -- Samuel Gompers and the new unionism -- Emergence of the AFL -- AFL principles and policies. -- Homestead and Pullman -- The great Pullman strike and boycott -- Labor, populism, and socialism -- Labor in ebb tide. -- The Progressive Era. Employers and unions: a new understanding -- The Anthracite Coal Strike, 1902 -- Employers fight back -- AFL and political action -- Organizing immigrant workers. -- Thunder on the Left. The Wobblies -- The spirit of the IWW -- The Lawrence strike -- Repressing the IWW, 1913-1919 -- The meaning of the IWW -- The First World War and After -- Postwar labor upheaval -- Year of strikes, 1919 -- Labor militancy. -- Labor in Retreat. The American plan and the open shop -- Welfare capitalism -- Labor and insurgent politics -- The AFL after Gompers -- The demoralization of organized labor. -- The New Deal. Section 7(a) -- A new unionism and its limits -- The Wagner Act -- The New Deal political order. -- The Rise of the Congress of Industrial Organizations. John L. Lewis and the CIO -- The impact of the CIO. -- Labor and Politics. War, Lewis, and the election of 1940. -- The Second World War. The National War Labor Board -- The 1945-1946 strike wave -- A new industrial relations system. -- From Taft-Hartley to the Merger of the AFL and the CIO -- Labor, Taft-Hartley, and politics -- A united labor movement -- AFL-CIO: a "sleepy monopoly". -- Disappointed Hopes. Labor's decline -- Corruption, politics, and labor's travail -- Race, war, and agricultural workers -- A satisfied labor movement. -- Hard Times: Workers and Unions, 1973-2000. An end to economic growth? -- Restructuring the labor force -- The rise of public employee unionism -- Labor and politics -- The crisis of unionism -- Lane Kirkland and dashed hopes -- Union troubles in mass-production industries -- Deregulation and union decline in transportation -- A mixed bag -- A new labor-Left alliance -- A dim future for labor?. -- Hope and Despair: Workers and Unions Since 2000. Labor and politics -- A new unionism -- Hard and dangerous work -- A new war economy -- Toward an unequal society -- The Wal-Mart effect -- Labor's travails cause dissension -- Triumph and tribulation -- Whither labor?
Control code
889813000
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Eighth edition
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 479 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118817629
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 3-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
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1c997d40-6e03-4239-b937-2565e7feb825
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)889813000

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