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"A broad and ennobling spirit" : workers and their unions in late Gilded Age New York and Brooklyn, 1886-1898

Author: Ronald Mendel
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Series: Contributions in labor studies, no. 59.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines how workers from a cross section of occupations organized unions to gain protection from the vagaries of a market economy.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mendel, Ronald, 1947-
Broad and ennobling spirit".
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(DLC) 2002044955
(OCoLC)51460668
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Mendel
ISBN: 9780313058035 0313058032 9780313321344 0313321345
OCLC Number: 143336669
Description: 1 online resource (xxxi, 226 pages).
Contents: Workers in the metropolitan economies of New York and Brooklyn --
The state of labor in 1886: trade union development and the springtime of labor reform --
Cooperative unionism and the printers' reassertion of craft labor --
Cigarmakers at the crossroads: defending a craft or organizing an industry? --
Building tradesmen: labor's militant pragmatists --
Garment workers and the travail of seasonal unionism --
Labor and electoral politics in the 1890s: trade unionism by other means.
Series Title: Contributions in labor studies, no. 59.
Responsibility: Ronald Mendel.

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[R]onald Mendel offers a highly detailed study of worker experiences and union organization in four trades (cigar making, printing, building, and garment making) in New York and Brooklyn in the late Read more...

 
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