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Work and struggle : voices from U.S. labor radicalism

Author: Paul Le Blanc
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Work and Struggle: Voices from U.S. Labor Radicalism focuses on the history of U.S. labor with an emphasis on radical currents, which have been essential elements in the working-class movement from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Showcasing some of labor's most important leaders, Work and Struggle offers students and instructors a variety of voices to learn from -- each telling their story  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Le Blanc
ISBN: 9780415877466 0415877466 9780415878241 0415878241 9780203834923 0203834925
OCLC Number: 548660320
Description: xi, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The meaning and reality of labor radicalism --
Understanding labor radicalism --
Revolutionary currents in the U.S. labor movement --
Voices of U.S. labor radicalism --
Thomas Paine --
Frances Wright --
Frederick Douglass --
William Sylvis --
Terrence V. Powderly --
Albert R. Parsons --
Mary Harris Jones --
Eugene V. Debs --
Fannia Cohn --
John L. Lewis --
A. Philip Randolph --
Genora Johnson Dollinger --
Cesar Chavez --
James Matles.
Responsibility: written and edited by Paul Le Blanc.
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"Work and Struggle: Voices from U.S. Labor Radicalism focuses on the history of U.S. labor with an emphasis on radical currents, which have been essential elements in the working-class movement from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Showcasing some of labor's most important leaders, Work and Struggle offers students and instructors a variety of voices to learn from -- each telling their story through their own words -- through writings, memoirs and speeches, transcribed and introduced here by Paul Le Blanc. This collection of revolutionary voices will inspire anyone interested in the history of labor organizing."--Pub. desc.

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"Even a cursory look at work in the 21st century tells us that we live in radical times. Work and Struggle is a collection of poignant writings from some of the greatest radical thinkers of the last Read more...

 
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