The Fall of the House of Labor
The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925
By (author) David Montgomery
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Fall of the House of Labor by David Montgomery
Book DescriptionThis book studies the changing ways in which American industrial workers mobilised concerted action in their own interests between the abolition of slavery and the end of open immigration from Europe and Asia. Sustained class conflict between 1916 and 1922 reshaped governmental and business policies, but left labour largely unorganised and in retreat. The House of Labor, so arduously erected by working-class activists during the preceeding generation, did not collapse, but ossified, so that when labour activism was reinvigorated after 1933, the movement split in two. These developments are analysed here in ways which stress the links between migration, neighbourhood life, racial subjugation, business reform, the state, and the daily experience of work itself.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521225793
(228mm x 152mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Aug-1987
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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