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Workers in Industrial America : Essays on the Twentieth Century Struggle - David Brody

Workers in Industrial America

Essays on the Twentieth Century Struggle

Paperback Published: 11th March 1993
ISBN: 9780195045048
Number Of Pages: 288

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This famous book, representing some of the finest thinking and writing about the history of American labor in the twentieth century, is now revised to incorporate two important recent essays, one surveying the historical study of the CIO from its founding to its fiftieth anniversary in 1985, another placing in historical and comparative perspective the declining fortunes of the labor movement from 1980 to the present. As always, Brody confronts central questions, both substantive and historiographical, focusing primarily on the efforts of laboring people to assert some control over their working lives, and on the equal determination of American business to conserve the prerogatives of management. Long a classic in the field of American labor history, valued by general readers and specialists alike for its brilliance of argument and clarity of style, Workers in Industrial America is now more timely than ever.

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"I like the combination of events and theory, as well as the 20th century focus."--Robert Rusnak, Rosary College Praise for the first edition: "Anything that Brody writes is required reading for students of American labor history. It is a great advantage to have Brody's pathbreaking previously published essays collected under one cover."--Robert H. Zieger, Wayne State University "Thorough, sober, and persuasive."--David Montgomery, Yale University "A rare treat....Taken together, these essays certainly confirm Professor Brody's reputation as the leading historian of the modern American labor movement, one well able to stand among such earlier greats in the field as John R. Commons and Selig Perlman."--Melvyn Dubofsky, State University of New York, Binghamton "The second edition adds two new essays to an already splendid volume that should continue to interest historians, students, and others who are interested in working-class struggles in this century, and in the current crisis of the labor movement."--Michael A. Gordon, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee "I have used the first edition for a decade. The new edition retains the well-known chapters that made the original so valuable while adding two useful new items. The result is an even better book."--Irwin Yellowitz, City College, City University of New York

1. The American Worker in the Progressive Age: A Comprehensive Analysis: 2. The Rise and Decline of Welfare Capitalism: 3. The Emergence of Mass-Production Unionism: 4. Thinking about Industrial Unionism: The New Deal and the Labor Movement (1973): John L. Lewis (1978): *The CIO after 50 Years: A Historical Reckoning (1985): 5. The Uses of Power I: Industrial Battleground: 6. The Uses of Power II: Political Action: *7. A Movement in Crisis: * New to the Second Edition

ISBN: 9780195045048
ISBN-10: 0195045041
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 11th March 1993
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.72 x 14.22  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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