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