History of American Labor

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Simon and Schuster, 30. jun. 2008 - 504 sider
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Joseph Rayback’s history of the American labor movement.

A compact and comprehensive chronicle of where labor has been and where it is today.

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The Colonial Economy
3
Colonial Labor
7
Labors Role
23
Revolutionary War Developments
36
The Transitional
45
The Transformation of Economic Enterprise
47
The First Trade Unions and Labor Parties
54
The Jackson PeriodLocofocoism
75
The Labor Radicals
226
The Federations Revival
250
Progressive Labor Legislation
260
TradeUnion Success
273
The Attack on the Radicals
280
A Decade of Decline
290
The Impact of the Great Depression
313
Labors New Deal
320

The TenHour Day and Social Reform
92
Pure and Simple UnionismSteps Toward Nationalization
103
The Depression of 1873
129
The Knights of Labor and Their RivalsHaymarket
142
The End of an Era
168
The Modern
185
The Triumph of the Machine
187
The A F L s First DecadeHomestead and Pullman
194
Advance and Regression
207
The Rise of the C I O
346
Political Action and Jurisdictional Warfare
356
Labor and the Second World War
373
The Truman Administration
387
The Eisenhower Years
413
Since 1960
443
Bibliography
463
Index
479
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Side 211 - The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for— not by the labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in His infinite wisdom has given the control of the property interests of the country, and upon the successful Management of which so much depends.
Side 319 - ... full freedom of association, self-organization, and designation of representatives of his own choosing, to negotiate the terms and conditions of his employment, and that he shall be free from the interference, restraint, or coercion of employers of labor, or their agents, In the designation of such representatives or in self-organization or in other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual aid or protection...
Side 368 - It ill behooves one who has supped at labor's table and who has been sheltered in labor's house to curse with equal fervor and fine impartiality both labor and its adversaries when they become locked in deadly embrace.
Side 56 - A combination of workmen to raise their wages may be considered in a twofold point of view : one is ,to benefit themselves, the other is to injure those who do not join their society. The rule of law condemns both.
Side 197 - The collective ownership by the people of all means of production and distribution.
Side 211 - I do not know who you are. I see that you are a religious man; but you are evidently biased in favor of the right of the working man to control a business in which he has no other interest than to secure fair wages for the work he does.

Om forfatteren (2008)

Joseph G. Rayback (1914-1983) was a professor of history in the United States. He served in the United States Navy and was the author of Martin Van Buren: Law, Politics, and the Shaping of Republican Ideology and Free Soil: The Election of 1848.

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