The United States and the European Trade Union Movement, 1944-1951

The United States and the European Trade Union Movement, 1944-1951

by Federico Romero, Harvey Fergusson II
     
 

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In this study of U.S. postwar policy toward the reconstruction of Europe's trade unions, Romero demonstrates the weaknesses of the American strategy to reshape European societies in the likeness of American social pluralism. Using Italy as a case study, he shows how the U.S. government cooperated with the American Federation of Labor to support friendly

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In this study of U.S. postwar policy toward the reconstruction of Europe's trade unions, Romero demonstrates the weaknesses of the American strategy to reshape European societies in the likeness of American social pluralism. Using Italy as a case study, he shows how the U.S. government cooperated with the American Federation of Labor to support friendly anti-Communist unions.

Originally published in 1993.

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"A superb integration of national and international history.—Journal of American History

"A fascinating and scholarly study in cold war history, equally expert in both American and Italian history.—International History Review

"Must reading for all who seek a more sophisticated understanding of how countries interact, each under the influence of its own political culture.—American Historical Review

"[Romero] has provided an excellent synthesis and successfully blended the international and internal, Italian and American facets of a complicated and important story, and done so in a readable and interesting text.—Sidney Tarrow, Cornell University

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"A superb integration of national and international history."—Journal of American History

"A fascinating and scholarly study in cold war history, equally expert in both American and Italian history."—International History Review

"Must reading for all who seek a more sophisticated understanding of how countries interact, each under the influence of its own political culture."—American Historical Review

"[Romero] has provided an excellent synthesis and successfully blended the international and internal, Italian and American facets of a complicated and important story, and done so in a readable and interesting text."—Sidney Tarrow, Cornell University

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Romero (American history, U. of Bologna, Italy) uses Italy as an example of how, as part of the reconstruction after World War II, the US government tried and failed to mold European trade unions into the American model: nonpolitical, concerned only with wages and working conditions, and supportive of market capitalism. Originally published in Italian in 1989. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807857502
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Edition description:
1
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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[Romero] has provided an excellent synthesis and successfully blended the international and internal, Italian and American facets of a complicated and important story, and done so in a readable and interesting text.—Sidney Tarrow, Cornell University

Must reading for all who seek a more sophisticated understanding of how countries interact, each under the influence of its own political culture.—American Historical Review

A fascinating and scholarly study in cold war history, equally expert in both American and Italian history.—International History Review

A superb integration of national and international history.—Journal of American History

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