Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882-1954

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American Univ in Cairo Press, Jan 1, 1998 - History - 488 pages
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This study examines the role of trade unionism and the working class in the development of Egyptian nationalism during the first half of the 20th century.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Formation of the Egyptian Working Class
23
The Emergence of Labor Activism 18991914
48
The Unions the Left and the Wafd 19201924
121
Workers Effendis Pashas and a Prince
171
Toward an Independent WorkersMovement
218
The Formation of an Industrial Proletariat
257
The Struggle for the Trade Unions During the War
285
The Workers Committee for National Liberation
335
Problems and Prospects
342
Repression and Reorganization
349
The Strike Wave Continues
359
Muslim Brothers and Communists in Shubra alKhayma
366
The Muslim Brothers Vision of a Moral Economy
376
The Labor Movement and the Crisis of the Old Regime
395
The Free Officers and the Labor Movement
418

Communism and the Egyptian Workers Movement
310
Workers in the Electoral Arena
321
Communist Factionalism and the Workers Movement
327
Conclusion
448
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Joel Beinin is professor of Middle East history at Stanford University. His latest book is Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East (2001). He was president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America in 2001-02.

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