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Labor and urban politics : class conflict and the origins of modern liberalism in Chicago, 1864-97

Author: Richard Schneirov
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1998.
Series: Working class in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This finely detailed narrative is the definitive account of the rise to power of the Chicago labor movement amidst the 1877 railroad strike, the 1886 struggle over the eight-hour workday, and the 1894 Pullman strike.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Schneirov
ISBN: 0252023749 9780252023743 0252066766 9780252066764
OCLC Number: 37246254
Description: viii, 390 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Early class formation in Chicago, 1864-72 --
Labor and party politics, 1868-77 --
The rise of the Knights of Labor and the Socialist Labor Party --
Chicago's Irish and the Knights of Labor --
The Irish Land League and the Knights of Labor --
Labor's democracy in the age of Carter Harrison --
The decline of Harrison's democracy and the origins of Haymarket, 1883-86 --
The Knights of Labor and the great upheaval of 1886 --
Chicago politics and the United Labor Party, 1886-87 --
The decline of the Knights and the rise of the trade unions, 1887-89 --
Labor and modern liberalism in Chicago politics, 1887-91 --
Consolidating the new unionism --
Creating a new urban agenda in the Depression Era.
Series Title: Working class in American history.
Responsibility: Richard Schneirov.
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This finely detailed narrative is the definitive account of the rise to power of the Chicago labor movement amidst the 1877 railroad strike, the 1886 struggle over the eight-hour workday, and the 1894 Pullman strike.

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