The Rise and Fall of the Open Shop in the Philadelphia Metal Trades, 1890-1940
By (author) Howell John Harris
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Bloodless Victories by Howell John Harris
Book DescriptionThis book, first published in 2000, examines how a group of manufacturers of metal products - 'everything from buttonhooks to battleships' - in America's third biggest city helped each other to meet the challenges of organized labour (and sometimes an interventionist state) in the half-century between the 'second industrial revolution' and the Second World War. After thirty years of success, the employers were finally overwhelmed by a resurgent labour movement backed by New Deal politicians and administrators. Their story offers the broadest and most detailed account available of the industrial relations problems and policies of small and mid-sized firms in this period. This book analyses labour issues by means of a careful local case study, but its conclusions about the interplay of labour, organized capital, law and the state in determining the fate of workers' rights and employers' interests have broad relevance to the history and politics of twentieth-century industrial relations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521584357
(228mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Howell John Harris
Americans and the Wars of the Twentieth Century, Hardback (February 2008)
Jenel Virden outlines the causes, courses and consequences of the major wars of the Twentieth century in American history, examining how the US became involved; how the wars were fought; and the domestic consequences. Applying 'just war theory', foreign policy as well as civil liberty are discussed.
Bloodless Victories, Paperback (November 2006)
This book, first published in 2000, examines how Philadelphia employers helped each other to combat organized labour.
Industrial Democracy in America, Paperback (July 1996)» View all books by Howell John Harris
A close examination of what came to be known among collars of any colour as 'the labour problem' with the railroad strikes of the 1870s.
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