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The turbulent years : a history of the American worker, 1933-1941

Author: Irving Bernstein
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Haymarket Books ; [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Distribution in the U.S. through Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the birth of the CIO to the sit-down strikes that helped to organize the auto industry, the 1930s have come to define the high point of labor militancy. In this groundbreaking work of labor history, Irving Bernstein uncovers a period when industrial trade unionism, working-class power, and socialism became rallying cries for millions of workers in the fields, mills, mines, and factories of America.-publisher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irving Bernstein
ISBN: 9781608460649 1608460649
OCLC Number: 456178453
Notes: "First published in 1969 by Houghton Mifflin"--Title page verso.
Description: xix, 873 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Prologue: the long, cold wait --
Prelude to recovery --
Upsurge of organization --
Stirrings among the unorganized --
Unrest in odd places --
An emerging national policy --
Eruption --
The Wagner Act --
Rupture --
Fratricide --
Breakthrough in steel --
The emergence of the UAW --
The CIO drives on --
The revolution in labor law --
A house divided --
End of an era --
Epilogue: how far?
Responsibility: Irving Bernstein ; introduction by Frances Fox Piven.

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From the birth of the CIO to the sit-down strikes that helped to organize the auto industry, the 1930s have come to define the high point of labor militancy. In this groundbreaking work of labor history, Irving Bernstein uncovers a period when industrial trade unionism, working-class power, and socialism became rallying cries for millions of workers in the fields, mills, mines, and factories of America.-publisher description.

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