The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925 / Edition 1

The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925 / Edition 1

by David Montgomery
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521379822

ISBN-13: 9780521379823

Pub. Date: 01/28/1989

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

By studying the ways in which American industrial workers mobilized concerted action in their own interest, the author focuses on the workplace itself, examining the codes of conduct developed by different types of workers and the connections between their activity at work and their national origins and neighborhood life. David Montgomery, Farnam Professor of History…  See more details below

Overview

By studying the ways in which American industrial workers mobilized concerted action in their own interest, the author focuses on the workplace itself, examining the codes of conduct developed by different types of workers and the connections between their activity at work and their national origins and neighborhood life. David Montgomery, Farnam Professor of History at Yale University since 1979, is the author of Worker's Control in America (CUP, 1979) and is co-editor of the journal International Labor and Working Class History.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521379823
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
508
Sales rank:
779,176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Abbreviations used in text and notes; Introduction; 1. The manager's brain under the workman's cap; 2. The common laborer; 3. The operative; 4. The art of cutting metals; 5. White shirts and superior intelligence; 6. 'Our time … belives in change'; 7. Patriots or paupers; 8. 'This great struggle for democracy'; 9. 'A maximum of publicity with a minimum of interference'; Index.

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