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Shifting Fortunes: The Rise and Decline of American Labor, from the 1820s to the Present
     

Shifting Fortunes: The Rise and Decline of American Labor, from the 1820s to the Present

by Daniel Nelson
 

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In this illuminating survey of American labor from the 1820s to the present, Daniel Nelson looks for the reasons why union activity has ebbed and flowed since the onset of the Industrial Revolution. Rather than simply summarizing other people's books, Mr. Neson offers an original and provocative view of the union experience in America.

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In this illuminating survey of American labor from the 1820s to the present, Daniel Nelson looks for the reasons why union activity has ebbed and flowed since the onset of the Industrial Revolution. Rather than simply summarizing other people's books, Mr. Neson offers an original and provocative view of the union experience in America.

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Library Journal
Balanced and perceptive
Virginia Quarterly Review
Clearly and effectively presents the conflicts that have risen since the onset of American industrialization.—
Choice
Excellent...the historic patterns of growth and decline are all here...well done.
Booknews
Surveys the history of American labor, looking for reasons why union activity has ebbed and flowed since the Industrial Revolution. Concentrates on the role of autonomous workers, the impact of employer reprisals on the willingness of workers to join or remain in a union, and the influence of external forces, such as the economic and political environment and the employer's business goals. Pays special attention to miners' unions, government policy in the New Deal era, and the development in recent years of anti-union employer strategies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
CHOICE
Excellent . . . the historic patterns of growth and decline are all here . . . well done.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566631792
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
American Ways Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Daniel Nelson teaches American history at the University of Akron. He has also written Managers and Workers, Farm and Factory, and Frederick W. Taylor and the Rise of Scientific Management.

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