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American city : a rank and file history of Minneapolis

Author: Charles R Walker
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, 2005.
Series: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota heritage book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st University of Minnesota Press edView all editions and formats
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"In the spring of 1934 union organizers led Minneapolis truckers on a series of strikes that sought to break the city's anti-union grip. The striking truckers, in protest of scab workers, took to the streets of the city where they faced violent opposition. The conflict exploded when police fired on the unarmed strikers, killing four and injuring countless others. The events surrounding Bloody Friday shifted the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles R Walker
ISBN: 0816646074 9780816646074
OCLC Number: 57754048
Notes: Originally published: New York : Farrar & Rinehart, 1937.
Description: xli, 278 pages, [25] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword : radical politics and the Minneapolis labor movement : legacies of an American city / Mary Lethert Wingerd --
I. American city --
II. golden age of economic empire --
III. Fate of the rank-and-file empire builders --
IV. Political revolt and the war --
V. Farmer-Labor Party in power --
VI. 1934 : city of tension --
VII. first challenge --
VIII. Battle in the streets --
IX. Personal lives --
X. Civil War in July --
XI. Three citizens and the fate of a city --
XII. Truce between the past and the present --
XIII. Everyday life --
XIV. dynamo of change --
XV. Crossroads.
Series Title: Fesler-Lampert Minnesota heritage book series.
Responsibility: Charles Rumford Walker ; foreword by Mary Lethert Wingerd.
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A "civic biography" that examines a critical event in the labor history of Minneapolis and the United States as a whole.  Read more...

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