"The accounts of the memorable industrial battles presented in the book will make a deep impression upon all serious students of the labor movement . . . . Mr. Yellen does not pretend to be 'impartial.' He is definitely on the side of labor, but he manages, nevertheless, to maintain a commendable objectivity in his statement of the facts."-New York Times Book Review
"Samuel Yellen's broad panorama of ten great labor struggles is the best introductory volume to the history of American labor that has yet appeared. It is detached, dispassionate, concise, and it carries conviction at almost every point . . . "-The New Republic
Drawings and cartoons from news periodicals, notes and references, index
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Excellent history of the labor movement and how the worker has been sold out by their employers with the backing of the government through the violent use of police/militia/military. Yellen digs deep into many sources to show the concerted effort of the press, local governments, state militia, and the federal military at breaking the stricking workers who are trying to get out from under a master/slave like bondage by trying to get labor unions recognized as the workers legal representives. You'll not read this history in your classroom history books.