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Audacious Democracy: Labor, Intellectuals, and the Social Reconstruction of America

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The labor movement-reviled, held in contempt, or ignored for a generation-is making itself heard again. How can a newly aroused and combative labor movement restore social justice and economic security to postmodern America? This collection of essays by intellectuals and labor activists does nothing less than challenge the corporate domination of American life. An original Mariner paperback
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Overview

The labor movement-reviled, held in contempt, or ignored for a generation-is making itself heard again. How can a newly aroused and combative labor movement restore social justice and economic security to postmodern America? This collection of essays by intellectuals and labor activists does nothing less than challenge the corporate domination of American life. An original Mariner paperback
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  • ISBN-13: 9780395866825
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/15/1997
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.27 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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Joshua B. Freeman is a labor historian at Columbia University and the author of the forth-coming book Working-Class New York..

Steven Fraser is the author of a distinguished biography of labor leader Sidney Hillman.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 America Needs a Raise 13
2 History's Geiger Counter 22
3 Family Values and the Invisible Working Class 32
4 Intellectuals and Labor: A Brief History 46
5 The People's Flag Is Deepest Red 57
6 Planning for Our Futures 64
7 Building and Changing: A New Beginning at the AFL-CIO 73
8 Education for Worker Empowerment 85
9 Globalization and the American Labor Movement 94
10 The New Reserve Army of Labor 106
11 Seizing the Time Because the Time Is Now: Welfare Repeal and Labor Reconstruction 119
12 Down by Law? History and Prophecy about Organizing in Hard Times and a Hostile Legal Order 132
13 Beyond Identity Politics: A Modest Precedent 152
14 The Labor of Whiteness, the Whiteness of Labor, and the Perils of Whitewashing 164
15 Who Is an American Worker? Asian Immigrants, Race, and the National Boundaries of Class 173
16 Women: The Future of Labor 186
17 Black Leadership and the Labor Movement 199
18 Labor and the Intellectuals 213
19 Intellectuals and Unions: Retrospect and Prospect 223
20 "The Folks Who Brought You the Weekend": Labor and Independent Politics 247
21 Audacious Democrats 262
Contributors 271
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