There is Power in a Union: The Epic Story of Labor in America

Sampul Depan
Anchor Books, 2011 - 772 halaman
This book is a history of American labor from the dawn of the industrial age to the present day. From the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, the first real factories in America, to the triumph of unions in the twentieth-century and their waning influence today, the contest between labor and capital for their share of American bounty has shaped our national experience. Here the author's ambition is to show the vital accomplishments of organized labor in that time and illuminate its central role in our social, political, economic, and cultural evolution. This is an epic character-driven narrative that locates this struggle for security and dignity in all its various settings on picket lines and in union halls, jails, assembly lines, corporate boardrooms, the courts, the halls of Congress, and the White House. Here the author demonstrates the urgency of the fight for fairness and economic democracy in a struggle that remains especially urgent today when ordinary Americans are so anxious and beset by economic woes.
 

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Last month, the legislature of the state of Michigan forced through a 'Right to Work' legislation, severely limiting the power and influence of labor unions in the United States. After Wisconsin's ... Baca ulasan lengkap

THERE IS POWER IN A UNION: The Epic Story of Labor in America

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Exemplary history of the American labor movement, from its time-shrouded beginnings to its murky present.Working in the tradition of Eric Foner and Studs Terkel, Dray (Capitol Men: The Epic Story of ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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LET US HAVE PEACE AND MAKE CARS
410
H A PT E R N
485
IF AMERICAS SOUL BECOMES POISONED 547
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A TIME FOR CH00SING
616
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
675
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
727
INDEX
745
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Philip Dray is the author of At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His book Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen was a New York Times Notable Book and received the Peter Seaborg Award for Civil War Scholarship. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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