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American railroad labor and the genesis of the New Deal, 1919-1935

Author: Jon R Huibregtse
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2010
Series: Working in the Americas
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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American historians tend to believe that labor activism was moribund in the years between the WWI and the New Deal. This title challenges this perspective, examining the railroad unions of the time.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
American railroad labor and the genesis of the New Deal, 1919-1935.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2010
(DLC) 2009040190
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jon R Huibregtse
ISBN: 9780813034652 0813034655 9780813041698 0813041694 9780813042954 081304295X
OCLC Number: 897203561
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 172 p.) illustrations
Contents: Railroading prior to World War I --
The Great War and its aftermath --
Grassroots political organization --
The road to political power, 1922-1924 --
The Railroad Labor Act --
Strengthening the Railroad Labor Act --
Railroad retirement and social security --
Railroad unions and labor banks
Series Title: Working in the Americas
Responsibility: Jon R. Huibregtse ; foreword by Richard Greenwald and Timothy Minchin

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