The Reuther Brothers: Walter, Roy, and Victor

The Reuther Brothers: Walter, Roy, and Victor

by Mike Smith, Pam Smith

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Overview

The tale of the Reuther brothers-Walter, Roy, and Victor-is more than a story of how one of America's great unions was created. It is also a powerful example of how teamwork, dedication, and concern for others can improve the lives of many people. This book portrays the brothers' lifelong commitment to each other and to workers' rights, while charting the career paths that ultimately led each one to his involvement with the United Automobile Workers (UAW).

In a clear, lively narration that explains many important concepts to young readers, this book describes a string of fascinating events, including Walter and Victor's trip to Nazi Germany, their days spent teaching in a Soviet factory, and the strikes they organized in the United States. Against the background of the Depression and the Civil Rights movement, The Reuther Brothers helps readers to understand the ongoing struggles for economic and social justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814329955
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2001
Series: Detroit Biography Series for Young Readers
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

1.The Stump9
2.Anna and Valentine13
3.Life in Wheeling19
4.Making Choices23
5.Going to Detroit31
6.The Depression37
7.The Big Adventure45
8.Exploring Europe49
9.Working in Gorky53
10.Building the UAW59
11.Sweethearts and Families65
12.The Reuther Legacy69
Epilogue77
Glossary79
Acknowledgments83

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