Labor in Retreat: Class and Community Among Men's Clothing Workers of Chicago, 1871-1929

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Why did the American labor movement decline in the 1920s? This is a question historians have often answered by pointing at the adverse circumstances begetting the movement, such as chronic recessions in many industries, a conservative political climate, and divisiveness along racial, ethnic, and skill levels among American workers. But how did workers cope with the circumstances? What role did they play in the waning movement? Based on research into the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA), an industrial union ...

Labor in Retreat: Class and Community Among Men's Clothing Workers of Chicago, 1871-1929 2001, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791451182

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