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Labor's home front : the American Federation of Labor during World War II

Author: Andrew Edmund Kersten; Harvey J Kaye
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A history of the American Federation of Labor, which played a key role in wartime production and was a major actor in the contentious relationship between the state, organized labor, and the working  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Edmund Kersten; Harvey J Kaye
ISBN: 9780814748244 0814748244
OCLC Number: 495220387
Description: 1 vol. (XIII-274 p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface: Labor's Grave Hour1 The Politics of "Equality of Sacri?ce": The AFL and Wartime Labor Relations 2 Putting the Shackles on Labor: The AFL and the Fight Against the Open Shop 3 Building Ships for Democracy: The AFL, the Boilermakers, and Wartime Racial Justice in Portland and Providence 4 "Under the Stress of Necessity": Women and the AFL5 Union Against Union: The AFL and CIO Rivalry 6 Death in the Factories: Worker Safety and the AFL7 Planning America's Future: The AFL and Postwar Planning Epilogue: Labor's Moment NotesA Note on Sources Index About the Author
Responsibility: Andrew E. Kersten ; consulting editor, Harvey J. Kaye.

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