Capitalist Collective Action: Competition, Cooperation and Conflict in the Coal Industry

Capitalist Collective Action: Competition, Cooperation and Conflict in the Coal Industry

by John R. Bowman
     
 

This 1989 volume presents a theory of capitalist collective action and a case study of the pre-World War II American coal industry.See more details below

Overview

This 1989 volume presents a theory of capitalist collective action and a case study of the pre-World War II American coal industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521362658
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1989
Series:
Studies in Marxism and Social Theory Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; Part 1: 1. Economic competition and market organization: the logic of capitalist collective action; 2. Forms of capitalist collective action; Part II: 3. Price and wage games in the bituminous coal industry; 4. Workers organize capitalists: collective bargaining and market organization, 1880–1914; 5. The coal industry on the defensive, 1916–22; 6. Labor-capital conflict and the disorganization of the coal market, 1921–8; 7. From free competition to state intervention; Part III: 8. Capitalists, workers, and the state; Bibliography; Indexes.

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