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For Bread with Butter : The Life-Worlds of East Central Europeans in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1890-1940 - Ewa Morawska

For Bread with Butter

The Life-Worlds of East Central Europeans in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, 1890-1940

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Published: 31st January 1986
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Fifty years ago, enactment of the Wagner National Labor Relations Act gave American organized labour what it has regarded ever since as one of its greatest assets: a legislative guarantee of the right of workers to organize and bargain collectively. Yet although the Wagner Act's guarantees remain substantially unaltered, organized labour in America today is in deep decline. Addressing this apparent paradox, Christopher Tomlins offers here a critical examination of the impact of the National Labor Relations Act on American unions. By studying the intentions and goals of policy makers in the context of the development of labour law from the late nineteenth century, and by looking carefully at the course of labour history since the act's passage, Dr Tomlins shows how public policy has been shaped to confine labour's role in the American economy, and that many of the unions' problems stem from the laws which purport to protect them.

List of ilustrations
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Backgrounds
To America
Johnstown and the immigrant communities before World War 1
The beginnings: strategies of adaptation
Johnstown and the immigrant communities between the wars
For bread with butter
Internal social stratification in the immigrant communities
The second generation
Conclusion
Notes
Appendix
Index
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ISBN: 9780521306331
ISBN-10: 0521306337
Series: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 31st January 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.83