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Organizing America : a history of trade unions in the U.S.

Author: Kyle BoydSusan PointonMichael MartinJoseph W PowellJoe William TrotterAll authors
Publisher: Charleston, WV : Cambridge Educational, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Broadly tracing American labor history, this program incorporates interviews, personal accounts, and archival footage to provide a fresh perspective on the history of labor issues including health and safety conditions, the minimum wage, discrimination, job security and strikes. It presents the struggle of American labor against the backdrop of major events that shaped American society as a whole: world wars, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Biography
History
Music
Songs and music
Named Person: Samuel Gompers; John L Lewis; George Meany; James R Hoffa; Samuel Gompers; James R Hoffa; John L Lewis; George Meany
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Kyle Boyd; Susan Pointon; Michael Martin; Joseph W Powell; Joe William Trotter; Rex Hardesty; Ken Sullivan; Maurine Weiner Greenwald; J Davitt McAteer; Cambridge Research Group, Ltd.; Cambridge Educational (Firm)
OCLC Number: 40074983
Credits: Editor, Kyle Boyd ; writer, Susan Pointon ; camera, Greg Harpold, Kyle Boyd ; narrator, Michael Martin.
Performer(s): Joseph W. Powell (AFL-CIO), Joe W. Trotter, Rex Hardesty (AFL-CIO), Ken Sullivan, Maurine Greenwald, Joe Glazer (labor songwriter), J. Davitt Mcateer.
Narrator: Michael Martin.
Description: 1 videocassette (40 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: Labor songs: Taxi song --
Hammer song --
Babies in the mill --
Solidarity forever --
Walking --
Eggs in a briar patch --
Cloud chamber --
Black flag --
Blue flame --
Big business.
Other Titles: Organizing America: a history of trade unions
History of trade unions in the U.S.
Responsibility: Cambridge Research Group ; producer/director, Kyle Boyd.

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Broadly tracing American labor history, this program incorporates interviews, personal accounts, and archival footage to provide a fresh perspective on the history of labor issues including health and safety conditions, the minimum wage, discrimination, job security and strikes. It presents the struggle of American labor against the backdrop of major events that shaped American society as a whole: world wars, the industrial revolution, immigration, unemployment, class conflict, child labor, women in the workplace, civil rights and the emergence of high technology.

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