State of the Union: A Century of American Labor / Edition 1

State of the Union: A Century of American Labor / Edition 1

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by Nelson Lichtenstein
     
 

In a fresh and timely reinterpretation, Nelson Lichtenstein examines how trade unionism has waxed and waned in the nation's political and moral imagination, among both devoted partisans and intransigent foes. From the steel foundry to the burger-grill, from Woodrow Wilson to John Sweeney, from Homestead to Pittston, Lichtenstein weaves together a compelling matrix of… See more details below

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In a fresh and timely reinterpretation, Nelson Lichtenstein examines how trade unionism has waxed and waned in the nation's political and moral imagination, among both devoted partisans and intransigent foes. From the steel foundry to the burger-grill, from Woodrow Wilson to John Sweeney, from Homestead to Pittston, Lichtenstein weaves together a compelling matrix of ideas, stories, strikes, laws, and people in a streamlined narrative of work and labor in the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691116549
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Politics and Society in Twentieth Century America Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1Reconstructing the 1930s20
Ch. 2Citizenship at Work54
Ch. 3A Labor-Management Accord?98
Ch. 4Erosion of the Union Idea141
Ch. 5Rights Consciousness in the Workplace178
Ch. 6A Time of Troubles212
Ch. 7What Is to Be Done?246
Notes277
Index323

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