Work and Struggle: Voices from U.S. Labor Radicalism

Work and Struggle: Voices from U.S. Labor Radicalism

by Paul Le Blanc
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415878241

ISBN-13: 9780415878241

Pub. Date: 12/15/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Work and Struggle: Voices from U.S. Labor Radicalism focuses on the history of U.S. labor with an emphasis on radical currents, which have been essential elements in the working-class movement from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Showcasing some of labor's most important leaders, Work and Struggle offers students and

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Work and Struggle: Voices from U.S. Labor Radicalism focuses on the history of U.S. labor with an emphasis on radical currents, which have been essential elements in the working-class movement from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Showcasing some of labor's most important leaders, Work and Struggle offers students and instructors a variety of voices to learn from — each telling their story through their own words — through writings, memoirs and speeches, transcribed and introduced here by Paul Le Blanc. This collection of revolutionary voices will inspire anyone interested in the history of labor organizing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415878241
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/15/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii

List of Abbreviations x

Part 1 The Meaning and Reality of Labor Radicalism 1

Chapter 1 Understanding Labor Radicalism 3

Chapter 2 Revolutionary Currents in the U.S. Labor Movement 21

Part 2 Voices of U.S. Labor Radicalism 61

Chapter 3 Thomas Paine 65

Chapter 4 Frances Wright 81

Chapter 5 Frederick Douglass 95

Chapter 6 William Sylvis 111

Chapter 7 Terence V. Powderly 125

Chapter 8 Albert R. Parsons 139

Chapter 9 Mary Harris Jones 151

Chapter 10 Eugene V. Debs 163

Chapter 11 Fannia M. Cohn 179

Chapter 12 John L. Lewis 195

Chapter 13 A. Philip Randolph 215

Chapter 14 Genora Johnson Dollinger 231

Chapter 15 Cesar Chavez 245

Chapter 16 James Matles 257

Notes 273

Bibliography 285

Index 289

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