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|Notes:||Originally published: 2001.|
|Description:||xliv, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Introduction: "Something in the 'Atmosphere' of America" --
Part 1. Longshoremen. The logic and limits of solidarity, 1850s-1920s --
New York: "They...helped to create themselves out of what they found around them" --
Waterfront unionism and "Race solidarity": from the Crescent City to the City of Angels Part 2. Steelworkers. Ethnicity and race in steel's nonunion era --
"Regardless of creed, color or nationality": steelworkers and civil rights(I) --
"We are determined to secure justice now": steelworkers and civil rights (II) --
"The steel was hot, the jobs were dirty, and it was war": class, race, and working-class agency in Youngstown --
Epilogue: "Other energies, other dreams": toward a new labor movement.
|Series Title:||Politics and society in twentieth-century America.|
"A superbly written, intellectually exciting and pioneering book ... Nelson weds detailed research with indepth interviews, oral histories and his own first-hand experience ... With grace and acuity,