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The Resource There is power in a union : the epic story of labor in America, Philip Dray

There is power in a union : the epic story of labor in America, Philip Dray

Label
There is power in a union : the epic story of labor in America
Title
There is power in a union
Title remainder
the epic story of labor in America
Statement of responsibility
Philip Dray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a history of American labor from the dawn of the industrial age to the present day. From the textile mills of Lowell, Massachusetts, the first real factories in America, to the triumph of unions in the twentieth-century and their waning influence today, the contest between labor and capital for their share of American bounty has shaped our national experience. Here the author's ambition is to show the vital accomplishments of organized labor in that time and illuminate its central role in our social, political, economic, and cultural evolution. This is an epic character-driven narrative that locates this struggle for security and dignity in all its various settings on picket lines and in union halls, jails, assembly lines, corporate boardrooms, the courts, the halls of Congress, and the White House. Here the author demonstrates the urgency of the fight for fairness and ecnomic democracy in a struggle that remains expecially urgent today when oridinary Americans are so anxious and beset by economic woes
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dray, Philip
Dewey number
331.880973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6508
LC item number
.D73 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labor unions
  • Labor movement
  • Industrialization
  • United States
  • Industrialization
  • Labor movement
  • Labor unions
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • Gewerkschaft
  • Industrialisierung
  • USA
  • Labor unions
  • Labor movement
  • Industrialization
  • United States
Label
There is power in a union : the epic story of labor in America, Philip Dray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 727-741) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The oppressing hand of avarice -- Hell with the lid off -- We mean to have eight hours -- Pullman's town -- Industrial democracy -- We shall be all -- Dynamite -- Let us have peace and make cars -- Spies, crooks, and congressmen -- If America's soul becomes poisoned -- A time for choosing
Control code
ocn495271379
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 772 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780385526296
Lccn
2010002357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385526296
  • (OCoLC)495271379
Label
There is power in a union : the epic story of labor in America, Philip Dray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 727-741) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The oppressing hand of avarice -- Hell with the lid off -- We mean to have eight hours -- Pullman's town -- Industrial democracy -- We shall be all -- Dynamite -- Let us have peace and make cars -- Spies, crooks, and congressmen -- If America's soul becomes poisoned -- A time for choosing
Control code
ocn495271379
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 772 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780385526296
Lccn
2010002357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385526296
  • (OCoLC)495271379

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