Class War, USA: Dispatches from Workers' Struggles in American History

Class War, USA: Dispatches from Workers' Struggles in American History

by Brandon Weber

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ISBN-13: 9781608468478
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 674,552
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Brandon Weber has written for The Progressive, Upworthy, Big Think, and many other online publications, and has been a union activist for over 30 years. His has also written for The Progressive Magazine, Common Dreams, Good.Is and Liberals Unite.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

  1. Joe Hill



Labor’s Best-Known Songwriter Refused to be Buried in the State of Utah

  1. Lowell, Massachusetts



America’s Very First Union of Working Women

  1. The Atlanta Washerwomen’s Strike



African American Women with the Power to Call a General Strike—in 1881

  1. Pullman



Former Slaves Were Hired to Staff Pullman Box Cars Because They “Knew How to Be Servile” So They Formed a Union

  1. Chicago



The Haymarket Massacre of 1886 and the Pullman Strike of 1894: Chicago Was the Center of Both Struggles, and Things Got White-Hot

  1. Eugene Debs



The Carnegies and Rockefellers Tried to Silence Debs with Jail Time. That Didn’t Stop Him

  1. Colorado’s Mining Frontier



Cripple Creek, 1894, and Ludlow, 1913: Two Very Different Battles, and Both Were Shocking

  1. Triangle Shirtwaist Fire



One Hundred Twenty-Three Young Women Who Went to Work One Day in a New York Factory Never Came Home. It Changed Our Country Forever

  1. Christmas Eve, 1913



Fifty-Nine Children Died on Christmas Eve, 1913, and It Broke Hearts Around the World

  1. Christmas Truce



These Soldiers Were Thought to Be Enemies, but They Played Soccer and Celebrated Christmas Eve,1914, Together

  1. The Battle of Blair Mountain



It Ended When Federal Troops Were Called Against Thirteen Thousand Miners It Was “Civil War in the Hills”

  1. Tulsa, Oklahoma



Ever Heard of “Black Wall Street”? There’s a Reason You Might Not Have

  1. Bonus Army



The Great Depression Left WWI Vets with the Short End of the Stick, They Weren’t Going to Sit Back and Take It

  1. The Minneapolis General Strike of 1934



It Began with Truck Drivers Who Wanted a Union. They Became Teamsters

  1. Sitting Down, Striking Flint



These Images Might Look Like Some Lazy Workers, Up to No Good But They’re Actually Heroes

  1. The Battle of the Overpass



A PR Disaster for Ford Motor Company that Kick-Started the UAW

  1. “Rosie the Riveter”



Remember the “Rosie the Riveter” Image Pretty Much Everybody Knows? (Ahem)

  1. United Farmworkers



That Time When 14 Million Americans Stopped Eating Grapes, Because Farmworkers Asked Them To

  1. The Stonewall Rebellion



A Civil Rights Battle for the Times

  1. Wildcat



In 1970, Postal Workers Suddenly Walked off the Job. The Nation, the Union, and Even President Nixon Were Caught by Surprise

  1. Attica



What Actually Happened at Attica in 1971 Is Still Largely Kept Hidden—but Clues and Facts Are Coming Out Even Now

  1. The Watsonville, California, Cannery Strike



This Is What Solidarity Looks Like

  1. UPS



Those Packages Won’t Move Themselves: Big Brown Versus the IBT

  1. The Fight for $15



The Long Game, and Why It’s Part of Labor’s Future

  1. Woody Guthrie



Why Several Verses of “This Land Is Your Land” Are Usually Left Off When It’s Taught in School

Index

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