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The labor wars: from the Molly Maguires to the sitdowns

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The labor wars: from the Molly Maguires to the sitdowns
Title
The labor wars: from the Molly Maguires to the sitdowns
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A comprehensive look at the history of the American labor movement. Takes the reader from the Molly Maguires through Eugene Debs and the Pullman Strike, Big Bill Haywood and the Wobblies, and the 1937 Flint sitdowns to the 1970 General Motors strike
  • An account of the bloody and revolutionary battles that marked the rise of the American labor movement. From the first famous martyrs, the "Molly Maguires" in the 1870s Pennsylvania coal fields, to the crucial workers' victory of the 1930s in the sitdown strike against General Motors, it was a history of pitched battle that frequently erupted into open warfare. One union even won a naval engagement (against a shipload of scabs). But this is also the story of the factional wars within the movement itself, and of the great leaders the movement generated: Eugene V. Debs, Samuel Gompers, William Z. Foster, Bill Haywood, John L. Lewis, Walter Reuther, and many more. Their lives, and the life of the movement they built, carry a special relevance today, even though labor chieftains now hold meetings poolside at resorts. For the labor wars were fought violently and often illegally, against the arrayed power of antagonistic courts, sheriffs, police, National Guardsmen and even Presidents.--From publisher description
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commitment to retain
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lens, Sidney
Dewey number
331.89/2973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5324
LC item number
.L38
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • statistics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labor disputes
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Labor unions
  • Labor disputes
  • Labor unions
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • United States
  • Labor disputes
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Trade-unions
Label
The labor wars: from the Molly Maguires to the sitdowns
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [345]-354
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A tale of six decades -- The Molly Maguires -- Two weeks of insurrection -- The bomb at Haymarket -- Naval war at Homestead -- The Debs revolution -- War in the Rockies -- Halfway house -- The Wobblies -- Bread and roses -- First round in mass production -- The lean years -- Impending victory -- Clearing the cobwebs -- Sitdown! Sitdown! -- The ides of yesterday and tomorrow
Control code
ocm00613650
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 366 p.
Isbn
9780385050883
Lccn
72084926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385050883
  • (OCoLC)00613650
Label
The labor wars: from the Molly Maguires to the sitdowns
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [345]-354
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A tale of six decades -- The Molly Maguires -- Two weeks of insurrection -- The bomb at Haymarket -- Naval war at Homestead -- The Debs revolution -- War in the Rockies -- Halfway house -- The Wobblies -- Bread and roses -- First round in mass production -- The lean years -- Impending victory -- Clearing the cobwebs -- Sitdown! Sitdown! -- The ides of yesterday and tomorrow
Control code
ocm00613650
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 366 p.
Isbn
9780385050883
Lccn
72084926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illus.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385050883
  • (OCoLC)00613650

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