Strike!: The Bitter Struggle of American Workers from Colonial Times to the Present

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $34.50   
  • Used (11) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:


Condition: New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6-9-An overview of 200 years of labor struggles. The ``Great Uprising of 1877'' punctuates the introductory chapter, suggesting the scope and intensity of the major strikes in this country. In describing this brutal occurrence, Colman emphasizes three facts-that throughout our history employers have not willingly shared their profits with workers, that the federal government has backed the employers, and that workers have fought bravely and endured much to improve working conditions and achieve fair wages. The roll call of strikes builds through such events as the 1834 protests of the women millworkers in Lowell; the 1860 strike of shoemakers in Lynn, MA; the entry of unions and organized labor in the Haymarket Square protest; the Homestead strike; the Pullman strike of 1894; and up through the 1973 coal miners strike in Harlan, KY. Many more such events are described in poignant detail. Colorful quotations and anecdotes carry along the steady listing of strikes, helped by numerous full-page black-and-white photographs and reproductions drawn from newspaper accounts. Spacious white margins around text and pictures and the use of bright red to emphasize them make the volume attractive. Although more detailed history can be found in titles such as Linda Altman's The Pullman Strike of 1894 (Millbrook, 1994), Colman's book is surprisingly readable and accomplishes its purpose of providing a general overview of labor history with style and accuracy.-Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
Julie Yates Walton
The subtitle is almost laughable in its understatement. This comprehensive story of the "bitter" struggle between American workers and their employers is a clear-eyed reminder of how ugly and violent the struggle actually was. Taking a chronological approach, Colman educates the reader about strikes, moving from the first in 1677 when carters were prosecuted and dismissed from their jobs "for not obeying the Command and Doing their Dutyes as becomes them in their Places" to modern-day baseball strikes. This chronological approach--organized only by loosely defined chapters and by strikes within the chapters--proves tiresome and makes study and memorization of key themes difficult. Nonetheless, the story is told fully, colorfully, and with sympathy toward labor, which, for the bulk of American history, is merited. Colman turns a blind eye to the controversy of striking millionaire baseball players. Numerous black-and-white illustrations, a time line, and recommended reading suggestions are also provided".
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781562944599
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Series: Single Titles Ser.
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 8.33 (w) x 10.39 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)