For All the People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America (Google eBook)

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PM Press, May 1, 2012 - History - 582 pages
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Seeking to reclaim a history that has remained largely ignored by historians, this dramatic and stirring account examines each of the definitive American cooperative movements for social change--farmer, union, consumer, and communalist--that have been all but erased from collective memory. With an expansive sweep and breathtaking detail, this scholarly yet eminently readable chronicle follows the American worker from the colonial workshop to the modern mass-assembly line, from the family farm to the corporate hierarchy, ultimately painting a vivid panorama of those who built the United States and those who will shape its future. This second edition contains a new introduction by Ishmael Reed, a new preface by the author that discusses cooperatives in the Great Recession of 2008 and their future in the 21st century, and a new chapter on the role co-ops played in the food revolution of the 1970s.
  

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Review: For All the People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America

User Review  - Kate - Goodreads

Between Howard Zinn and John Curl, we might finally have a couple of historians who can teach us our history, so that we are not doomed to repeat it. Curl's book focuses on the history of cooperative ... Read full review

Review: For All the People: Uncovering the Hidden History of Cooperation, Cooperative Movements, and Communalism in America

User Review  - Spicy T AKA Mr. Tea - Goodreads

An interesting idea--the history of the cooperative and communalist movements in the US. certainly a history worth telling. Mr. Curl, however, writes like a researcher and not a writer. The first half ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
COOPERATIVES COOPERATIVE MOVEMENTS
13
Early Cooperation in the Americas
15
The Revolutionary Movements Begin
28
The Movements Renewed the Corporations Rise
47
The Aftermath of the Civil War
63
The Knights of Labor The Great Upheaval
86
The Bloody Nineties
111
The 1960s 70s Part II
231
From the 1980s through the Millennium 242 Illustrations
257
COMMUNALISM
277
Cooperatives Communalism
279
The Early Communalist Movements
284
Communalism in the 20th Century
312
Spiritual Communalism
334
CONCLUSION Cooperatives Today Their Potential as a Strategy of Social Change
346

Wobblies Radical Farmers
124
World War I the Conservative Reaction 146
146
The Great Depression the Conservative Advance
164
The Berkeley Coop
192
The 1960s 70s Part I
204
Bay Warehouse Heartwood 221
221
FOOD FOR PEOPLE NOT FOR PROFIT
356
APPENDICES
449
Bibliographic Essay
469
Notes
483
Illustration Credits
554
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

John Curl is the author of Ancient American Poets, History of Work Cooperation in America, Memories of Drop City, and seven books of poetry. He has been a member of Heartwood Cooperative Woodshop for more than 30 years. He lives in Berkeley, California. Ishmael Reed is a novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and National Book Award nominee. He is also a publisher and editor of numerous anthologies and magazines as well as a teacher and lecturer. He lives in San Francisco. John Curl is the author of Ancient American Poets, History of Work Cooperation in America, Memories of Drop City, and seven books of poetry. He has been a member of Heartwood Cooperative Woodshop for more than 30 years. He lives in Berkeley, California. Ishmael Reed is a novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, and National Book Award nominee. He is also a publisher and editor of numerous anthologies and magazines as well as a teacher and lecturer. He lives in San Francisco.

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