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Maurice Sugar : law, labor, and the left in Detroit, 1912-1950

Author: Christopher H Johnson
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, 2018. ©1988
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It was Maurice Sugar, labor activist and lawyer for the United Auto Workers, who played a key role in guiding the newly-formed union through the treacherous legal terrain obstructing its development in the 1930s. He orchestrated the injunction hearings on the Dodge Main strike and defended the legality of the sit-down tactic. As the UAW's General Council, he wrote the union's constitution in 1939, a model of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)999578164
Named Person: Maurice Sugar; Maurice Sugar
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher H Johnson
ISBN: 0814340040 9780814340042
OCLC Number: 1014125202
Notes: The publication of this volume in a freely accessible digital format has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Mellon Foundation through their Humanities Open Book Program.
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Description: 1 online resource (334 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; 1. An American Radical; 2. Labor, War, and Revolution; 3. Prison and Politics, 1918-23; 4. Law and the Class Struggle, 1924-32; 5. The Left Community and the Labor Movement, 1932-35; 6. Sugar and the Rise of the UAW; 7. Sit Down, You've Got 'Em Beat; 8. Homer and Henry: The Two-Front War, 1937-41; 9. Democracy, Bureaucracy, and Anticommunism, 1941-45; 10. The Coming of the New Model Union; Notes; Index
Other Titles: Wayne State University Libraries Digital Collections.
Responsibility: Christopher H. Johnson.

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