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The Resource Why is there no labor party in the United States?, Robin Archer

Why is there no labor party in the United States?, Robin Archer

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Why is there no labor party in the United States?
Title
Why is there no labor party in the United States?
Statement of responsibility
Robin Archer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Why is the United States the only advanced capitalist country with no labor party? This question is one of the great enduring puzzles of American political development, and it lies at the heart of a fundamental debate about the nature of American society. Tackling this debate head-on, Robin Archer puts forward a new explanation for why there is no American labor party - an explanation that suggests that much of the conventional wisdom about "American exceptionalism" is untenable." "Conventional explanations rely on comparison with Europe, Archer challenges these explanations by comparing the United States with its most similar New World counterpart - Australia. This comparison is particularly revealing, not only because the United States and Australia share many fundamental historical, political, and social characteristics, but also because Australian unions established a labor party in the late nineteenth century, just when American unions, against a common backdrop of industrial defeat and depression, came closest to doing something similar." "Archer examines each of the factors that could help explain the American outcome, and his systematic comparison yields unexpected conclusions. He argues that prosperity, democracy, liberalism, and racial hostility often promoted the very changes they are said to have obstructed. And he shows that it was not these characteristics that left the United States without a labor party, but, rather, the powerful impact of repression, religion, and political sectarianism."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
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Archer, Robin
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in American politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labor unions
  • Labor unions
  • Political sociology
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Labor unions
  • Political sociology
  • Australia
  • United States
  • Arbeiders
  • Politieke activiteit
  • Vakverenigingen
  • Links (politiek)
  • Socialisme
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Australië
  • Politisches Handeln
  • Arbeiterpartei
  • Gewerkschaft
  • Australien
  • Gewerkschaft
  • Politisches Handeln
  • Politische Soziologie
  • USA
  • Australien
  • USA
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Arbeiders
  • Politieke activiteit
  • Vakverenigingen
  • Links (politiek)
  • Socialisme
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Australië
  • Politisches Handeln
  • Arbeiterpartei
  • Gewerkschaft
  • Australien
  • Gewerkschaft
  • Politisches Handeln
  • Politische Soziologie
  • USA
  • Australien
  • USA
Label
Why is there no labor party in the United States?, Robin Archer
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-336) 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
Introduction -- Workers -- Race -- Elections and the Constitution -- The courts -- Repression -- Liberalism -- Religion -- Socialism -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn703155994
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 348 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400837540
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctts1n3
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703155994
Label
Why is there no labor party in the United States?, Robin Archer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-336) 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
Introduction -- Workers -- Race -- Elections and the Constitution -- The courts -- Repression -- Liberalism -- Religion -- Socialism -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn703155994
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 348 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400837540
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, map
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctts1n3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)703155994

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