History of American Labor (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2008 - History - 504 pages
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A compact and comprehensive chronicle of where labor has been and where it is today.
  

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Contents

The Colonial and Revolutionary Era I The Colonial Economy
3
Colonial Labor
7
Labors Role
29
Revolutionary War Developments
36
The Transitional
45
The Transformation of Economic Enterprise
47
The First Trade Unions and Labor Parties
54
The Iackson PeriodLocofocoism
91
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 Unionis1nSteps Toward Nationalization
103
The Depression of 1873
129
The Knights of Labor and Their RivalsHaymarket
142
The End of an Era
168
The M odern
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 Iurisdictional Warfare
356
Labor and the Second World War
373
The Truman Administration
387
The Eisenhower Years
415
Since 1960
443
Bibliography
463
Index
479
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About the author (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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