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Work and Struggle: Voices from U.S. Labor Radicalism / Edition 1

Work and Struggle: Voices from U.S. Labor Radicalism / Edition 1

by Paul Le Blanc
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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)

About the Author

Paul Le Blanc is Professor of History at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA, where he served as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences from 2003 to 2009. He has also worked as a unionized healthcare worker, service employee, shipyard worker, and auto worker. He is author of a number of books on labor and social movements, including Marx, Lenin and the Revolutionary Experience: Studies of Communism and Radicalism in the Age of Globalization (Routledge), and was most recently an editor of The International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present.

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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