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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.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Presents a vivid and balanced analysis of the American labor movement, including all the signifiacnt historical evnts during the 65 year period.

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Editorial Reviews

Labor History
There is much to recommend American Workers, American Unions. It is a valuable, comprehensive, and peerless survey of modern American labor history. Zieger deftly parses such complex subjects as the origin and role of the National Labor Relations Board, the expulsion of the so-called communist-dominated unions from the CIO, and the evolution of the 'workplace rule of law.' The book also is, if not the only, then certainly the best treatment of the post-1950 decades.

— Nancy F. Gabin

Journal of Social History
Zieger provides a broad overview of organized labor since 1920. His book, virtually the only available survey that includes the years after World War II, is highly readable and surprisingly concise.

— Darryl Holter

Enterprise and Society
This book is one of the best concise surveys of American labor history.

— Thomas A. Castillo

Journal of American History
We can thank Zieger for giving us a strong and often moving account of what he calls the most important period in American working-class history.

— Richard Boyden

Monthly Labor Review
An excellent supplementary text for undergraduate courses in industrial relations and labor economics.

— Harry P. Cohany

History
What this little book does, and does engagingly and perceptively, is to analyze the cyclical fortunes of organized labor... Eminently successful.

— Peter J. Coleman

Labor Studies Journal
A balanced, intelligent introduction to the historic themes of modern American labor relations.

— John Hennen

New Oxford Review
A helping of sober truth about the American labor movement and its politics... Zieger is fair and objective, and writes in a style that can be read with pleasure and understanding by both academics and truck drivers.

— John C. Cort

Enterprise and Society - Thomas A. Castillo

This book is one of the best concise surveys of American labor history.

History - Peter J. Coleman

What this little book does, and does engagingly and perceptively, is to analyze the cyclical fortunes of organized labor... Eminently successful.

Monthly Labor Review - Harry P. Cohany

An excellent supplementary text for undergraduate courses in industrial relations and labor economics.

New Oxford Review - John C. Cort

A helping of sober truth about the American labor movement and its politics... Zieger is fair and objective, and writes in a style that can be read with pleasure and understanding by both academics and truck drivers.

Labor Studies Journal - John Hennen

A balanced, intelligent introduction to the historic themes of modern American labor relations.

Journal of American History - Richard Boyden

We can thank Zieger for giving us a strong and often moving account of what he calls the most important period in American working-class history.

Journal of Social History - Darryl Holter

Zieger provides a broad overview of organized labor since 1920. His book, virtually the only available survey that includes the years after World War II, is highly readable and surprisingly concise.

Labor History - Nancy F. Gabin

There is much to recommend American Workers, American Unions. It is a valuable, comprehensive, and peerless survey of modern American labor history. Zieger deftly parses such complex subjects as the origin and role of the National Labor Relations Board, the expulsion of the so-called communist-dominated unions from the CIO, and the evolution of the 'workplace rule of law.' The book also is, if not the only, then certainly the best treatment of the post-1950 decades.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801870781
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Series: The American Moment Series
  • Edition description: third edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert H. Zieger is a professor of history at the University of Florida. Gilbert J. Gall is currently a service representative of health care employees for Health Care-PSEA, and is the author of The Politics of Right to Work and Pursuing Justice: Lee Pressman, The New Deal, and the CIO.

Johns Hopkins University Press

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Third Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Ch. 1 The New Industrial Regime 1
Ch. 2 War, Prosperity, and Depression, 1914-1933 33
Ch. 3 Rebirth of the Unions, 1933-1939 66
Ch. 4 Labor Goes to War, 1939-1945 104
Ch. 5 Strikes, Politics, Radicalism, 1945-1950 144
Ch. 6 Affluent Workers, Stable Unions: Labor in the Postwar Decades 182
Ch. 7 Race, War, Politics: Labor in the 1960s 214
Ch. 8 Labor into the Twenty-First Century 240
Bibliographical Notes 271
Index 279
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