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U.S. labor in the twentieth century : studies in working-class struggles and insurgency

Author: John H Hinshaw; Paul Le Blanc
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Humanity Books, 2000.
Series: Revolutionary studies.
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Investigates various aspects of the working-class experience, the intersections of class, race, gender, and ethnicity, in the struggle by the working class to improve its lot. Includes migration of African Americans to western Pennsylvania's industrial towns, the role of women and radicals in the first sit-down strikes, A. Philip Randolph's contributions to black American socialism, and the role of labor and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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U.S. labor in the twentieth century.
Amherst, N.Y. : Humanity Books, 2000
(OCoLC)654428922
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John H Hinshaw; Paul Le Blanc
ISBN: 1573928658 9781573928656
OCLC Number: 44090562
Description: 397 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Why the working class still matters / Paul Le Blanc and John Hinshaw --
The making of the American working class / Harry Braverman --
Working-class studies : where it's been lately and where it's going / Sherry Linkon [and others] --
Ethnic organizing : a double-edged sword / Dan Georgakas --
The Appeal to reason and the mass socialist movement before World War I / David Riehle --
Representations of women in narratives about the great steel strike of 1919 / David Demarest --
Reflections on the great migration to western Pennsylvania / Joe W. Trotter --
The gendered social world of steelmaking : a case study of Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point plant / Karen Olson --
Revolutionary vanguards in the United States during the 1930s / Paul Le Blanc --
The role of women and of radicals in the first sit-down strikes : an interview with Genora Johnson Dollinger / by Kathleen O'Nan --
Opportunities found and lost : labor, radicals, and the early civil rights movement / Robert Korstad and Nelson Lichtenstein --
A. Philip Randolph and the foundations of black socialism / Manning Marable --
Working-class lives/working-class studies : a historian's perspective / Lizabeth Cohen --
Modest but adequate : standard of living for Mon Valley steelworkers in the union era / Mark McColloch --
We are the union / Ed Mann --
Black workers' struggles for jobs and civil rights in twentieth-century Pittsburgh / John Hinshaw --
Why unions matter / Elaine Bernard --
A century of struggle in Homestead : working-class responses to corporate power / Irwin M. Marcus --
The role of labor today : reflections on the past throw light on the road ahead / James J. Matles --
Seeds of a labor insurgency / Peter Rachleff --
The struggle for survival / General Baker.
Series Title: Revolutionary studies.
Other Titles: United States labor in the twentieth century
Responsibility: edited by John Hinshaw and Paul Le Blanc.

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Investigates various aspects of the working-class experience, the intersections of class, race, gender, and ethnicity, in the struggle by the working class to improve its lot. Includes migration of African Americans to western Pennsylvania's industrial towns, the role of women and radicals in the first sit-down strikes, A. Philip Randolph's contributions to black American socialism, and the role of labor and radicals in the early civil rights movement.

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