Labor in America: A History / Edition 6

Labor in America: A History / Edition 6

by Melvyn Dubofsky, Foster Rhea Dulles, Foster R. Dulles
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0882959794

ISBN-13: 9780882959795

Pub. Date: 01/28/1999

Publisher: Wiley

Carrying the narrative to the year 2003 in the new edition of his history of Labor, a revised version of a work first authored by Foster Rhea Dulles, Dubofsky (State U. of New York at Binghamton) traces the politics and economics of laborers and labor unions, beginning his narrative in colonial America. Among the topics explored are the role of workers in the American

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Carrying the narrative to the year 2003 in the new edition of his history of Labor, a revised version of a work first authored by Foster Rhea Dulles, Dubofsky (State U. of New York at Binghamton) traces the politics and economics of laborers and labor unions, beginning his narrative in colonial America. Among the topics explored are the role of workers in the American Revolution, the growth of labor unions, the impact of industrialism, the rise of a national labor union, the impact of the radical Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies), the impact of the New Deal, and the decline of the unions in recent years. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882959795
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.96(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceIX
Preface to the Sixth EditionXI
1.Colonial America1
Life and Labor in the Colonies6
Workers, Politics and Revolution15
2.The First Unions20
Early Unions23
Law vs. Labor28
Growth of Labor Organization30
3.The Workingmen's Parties33
Leadership37
Political Action42
4.Labor Strength in the 1830s49
Union Growth50
A National Labor Movement?54
An Urge to Strike55
An Employer Counterattack59
The National Trades Union61
The Decline of Unionism65
5.The Impact of Industrialism67
Industrialism, Technological Change, and Reform70
Rebuilding a Union Movement80
6.Toward National Organization87
The National Labor Union92
The NLU and Social Reform97
Depression and Union Decline102
7.An Era Of Upheaval104
Unrest and Conflict105
The Great Railroad Strikes108
The Haymarket Riot112
8.The Rise and Decline of the Knights of Labor116
Origins of the Knights of Labor118
The Rise of the Knights127
The Decline of the Knights134
9.The American Federation of Labor138
Triumph of Business Union139
Samuel Gompers and the New Unionism141
Emergence of the AFL145
AFL Principles and Policies148
10.Homestead and Pullman153
The Great Pullman Strike and Boycott158
Labor, Populism, and Socialism166
Labor in Ebb Tide169
11.The Progressive Era171
Employers and Unions: A New Understanding173
The Anthracite Coal Strike, 1902175
Employers Fight Back180
AFL and Political Action186
Organizing Immigrant Workers191
12.Thunder on the Left195
The Wobblies196
The Spirit of the IWW200
The Lawrence Strike201
Repressing the IWW, 1913-1919205
The Meaning of the IWW208
13.The First World War--And After210
Postwar Labor Upheaval215
Year of Strikes, 1919217
Labor Militancy, 1919-1922224
14.Labor in Retreat227
The American Plan and the Open Shop231
Welfare Capitalism235
Labor and Insurgent Politics, 1922-1924239
The AFL after Gompers241
The Demoralization of Organized Labor244
15.The New Deal249
Section 7(a)250
A New Unionism and Its Limits252
The Wagner Act258
The New Deal Political Order261
16.The Rise of the Congress of Industrial Organizations272
John L. Lewis and the CIO277
The Impact of the CIO289
17.Labor and Politics294
War, Lewis, and the Election of 1940300
18.The Second World War312
The National War Labor Board323
The 1945-1946 Strike Wave326
A New Industrial Relations System333
19.From Taft-Hartley to the Merger of the AFL and the CIO335
Labor, Taft-Hartley, and Politics339
A United Labor Movement348
AFL-CIO: A "Sleepy Monopoly"352
20.Disappointed Hopes354
Labor's Decline355
Corruption, Politics, and Labor's Travail358
Race, War, and Agricultural Workers371
A Satisfied Labor Movement374
21.Hard Times: Workers and Unions, 1973-1992376
An End to Economic Growth?377
Restructuring the Labor Force379
Labor and Politics383
The Rise of Public Employee Unionism391
The Crisis of Unionism393
Lane Kirkland and Dashed Hopes397
Union Troubles in Mass-Production Industries400
Deregulation and Union Decline in Transportation402
A Mixed Bag404
A Dim Future for Labor?406
22.Hope and Despair: Workers and Unions since 1993407
Labor and Politics408
Jobs and Prosperity for All?409
A Rough Ride412
A New Labor-Left Alliance417
September 11, 2001, National Crisis, and Labor419
A New Unionism424
Hard and Dangerous Work426
Whither Labor?428
Further Reading429
Index457

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