Battling for American Labor

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"This riveting, nuanced book takes seriously the workplace radicalism of many early twentieth century American workers. The restriction of working class militancy to the workplace, it shows, was no mere economism. Organizational rather than psychological in orientation, "Battling For American Labor" accounts for both the early preference of dockworkers in Philadelphia and hotel and restaurant workers in New York for the IWW rather than the AFL and for the reversal of this choice in the 1920s. In so doing, it points the way ...

Battling for American Labor 1999, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520218338

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Battling for American Labor 1999, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

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