No book has done as much as Strike! to bring U.S. labor history to a wide audience. Strike! narrates the exciting hidden history of the U.S. labor movement from the point of view of the rank-and-file workers who lived it. "An exciting history of American labor....Brings to life the flashpoints of labor history....Scholarly, genuinely stirring."--The New York Times
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From the Great Upheaval of 1877 to the teamsters UPS strike of 1997, here is the story of mass workingclass action and organization. For anyone who wants to get behind the headlines on the "resurgence of U.S. labor," Strike! is essential reading.
(Elaine Bernard, Executive Director, Harvard University Trade Union Program)
Strike! is the single most important book about the history of the American labor movement published in our time. And now Jeremy Brecher has brought the history up to datejust in time to make a new generation ready for this new era of labor struggle.
(Dick Flacks, UC Santa Barbara)
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This is one of the books Zinn used to write his People's History. Brecher's book isn't about everyday strikes, he only writes about strike waves and general strikes, moments when whole areas of the country or entire industries were on strike. completely engrossing.