Organized Labor and American Politics, 1894-1994: The Labor-Liberal Alliance / Edition 1

Organized Labor and American Politics, 1894-1994: The Labor-Liberal Alliance / Edition 1

by Kevin Boyle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791439526

ISBN-13: 9780791439524

Pub. Date: 11/28/1998

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Traces the rise and fall of organized labor's political power over the course of the twentieth century.

Organized Labor and American Politics, 1894-1994 traces the rise and fall of labor’s power over the course of the twentieth century. It does so through provocative and engaging essays written by distinguished scholars of the modern labor movement. The

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Traces the rise and fall of organized labor's political power over the course of the twentieth century.

Organized Labor and American Politics, 1894-1994 traces the rise and fall of labor’s power over the course of the twentieth century. It does so through provocative and engaging essays written by distinguished scholars of the modern labor movement. The essays focus on different times and places, from turn-of-the-century steel mills to the streets of 1930s Detroit to the halls of Congress in the 1990s. Drawing on a broad range of primary sources, the authors adopt a variety of approaches, from broad syntheses to careful case studies. Altogether, the essays tell a single story, of workers struggling to find a voice for themselves and their unions within the nation they helped to build. It is a story of victories won and of defeats endured.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791439524
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
SUNY series in American Labor History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Kevin Boyle

Part One: Building the Labor-Liberal Alliance

1. The Rules of the Game: Class Politics in Twentieth-Century America

Richard Oestreicher

2. Producerism is Consciousness of Class: Ironworkers' and Steelworkers' Views on Political Economy, 1894–1920

Robert Asher

3. Negotiating the State: Frank Walsh and the Transformation of Labor's Political Culture in Progressive America

Julie Greene

4. The Failure of Minnesota Farmer-Laborism

Peter Rachleff

5. Autoworkers, Electoral Politics, and the Convergence of Class and Race: Detroit, 1937–1945

Bruce Nelson

Part Two: The Labor-Liberal Alliance at Work

6. The CIO Political Strategy in Historical Perspective: Creating a High-Road Economy in the Postwar Era

Stephen Amberg

7. Thoughts on Defeating Right-to-Work: Reflections on Two Referendum Campaigns

Gilbert J. Gall

8. Little More than Ashes: The UAW and American Reform in the 1960s

Kevin Boyle

9. Labor Law Revision and the End of the Postwar Labor Accord

Gary M. Fink

Contributors

Index

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