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The revival of labor liberalism

Author: Andrew Battista
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Revival of Labor Liberalism is a careful analysis of the twentieth-century decline of unions and liberals and the important efforts to revive their political fortunes. The break in the labor-liberal coalition in the late 1960s paved the way for an ascendant Republican Party and linked business and conservative interests bent on revising earlier policies implemented by the New Deal and the Great Society. Divided by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Battista
ISBN: 9780252032325 0252032322
OCLC Number: 144329471
Description: x, 268 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The rise and decline of the labor-liberal coalition --
Understanding the labor-liberal coalition --
The rise of the labor-liberal coalition --
The decline of the labor-liberal coalition --
Labor redivided --
The revival of the labor-liberal coalition: case studies --
The progressive alliance --
The citizen labor energy coalition --
The national labor committee --
The political strategy and social bases of the dissident unions --
The past and future of labor-liberal politics --
Toward, and beyond, 1995 --
The labor-liberal coalition: retrospect and prospect --
Appendix --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Andrew Battista.
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The break in the labor-liberal coalition in the late 1960s paved the way for an ascendant Republican Party and linked business and conservative interests bent on revising earlier policies implemented by the New Deal and the Great Society. Divided by politics and new social movements in the late 1960s, unions and liberals united in several new political organizations between the mid-1970s and mid-1980s in order to rebuild their coalition and its influence. This is the first book to chronicle the efforts of these organizations, which include the Progressive Alliance, Citizen Labor Energy Coalition, and National Labor Committee. Drawing from extensive documentary research and in-depth interviews with union leaders and political activists, Andrew Battista argues that these new organizations made limited but real progress in reconstructing and strengthening the labor-liberal coalition. 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