American Workers, American Unions: The Twentieth Century / Edition 3

American Workers, American Unions: The Twentieth Century / Edition 3

by Robert H. Zieger, Gilbert J. Gall
     
 

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ISBN-10: 080187078X

ISBN-13: 9780801870781

Pub. Date: 12/01/2002

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Highly acclaimed and widely read, American Workers, American Unions (first published in 1986, revised ed. 1994) provides a concise and compelling history of American workers and their unions in twentieth-century America. This new edition features new chapters on the pre–1920 period, as well as an entirely new final chapter that covers developments of

Overview

Highly acclaimed and widely read, American Workers, American Unions (first published in 1986, revised ed. 1994) provides a concise and compelling history of American workers and their unions in twentieth-century America. This new edition features new chapters on the pre–1920 period, as well as an entirely new final chapter that covers developments of the 1980s and 1990s in detail. There the authors explore how economic change, union stagnation, and antilabor policies have combined to erode workers' standards and labor's influence in the political arena over the last two decades. They review current "alternatives to unionism" as means of achieving fair workplace representations but insist that strong unions remain essential in a democratic society. They argue that labor's new responsiveness to the concerns of women, minority groups, and low-wage workers, as well as its resurgent political activism, offer new hope for trade unionism. Also included in this third edition is new bibliographical material and a regularly updated on-line link to an extended bibliographical essay.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801870781
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Series:
The American Moment Series
Edition description:
third edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Editionvii
Preface to the Third Editionxi
Chapter 1The New Industrial Regime1
Chapter 2War, Prosperity, and Depression, 1914-193333
Chapter 3Rebirth of the Unions, 1933-193966
Chapter 4Labor Goes to War, 1939-1945104
Chapter 5Strikes, Politics, Radicalism, 1945-1950144
Chapter 6Affluent Workers, Stable Unions: Labor in the Postwar Decades182
Chapter 7Race, War, Politics: Labor in the 1960s214
Chapter 8Labor into the Twenty-First Century240
Bibliographical Notes271
Index279

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