Workers on the Waterfront: Seamen, Longshoremen, and Unionism in the 1930s

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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This is one of the masterworks of American social history. Nelson wrote a great article about ten years before this called "Pentecost on the Pacific" where he laid out the root of his argument that ... Read full review

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This is an outstanding book. A Landmark labor history. Read full review

Contents

On WorkingClass Consciousness and the Mood of Syndicalism
1
Focsle and Sailortown The Life Work and Subculture of Merchant Seamen
11
Craft Unionism and Syndicalist Unionism 18851930
39
Red Unionism The Communist Party and the Marine Workers Industrial Union
75
Prelude to the Pentecostal Era Communists and Longshoremen in San Francisco
103
The Big Strike
127
The Syndicalist Renaissance
156
The Rise and Fall of the Maritime Federation
189
AFL versus CIO We found brother slugging brother
223
Porkchops and Politics Unions and the Popular Front
250
Labor on the MarchHow Far?
267
Notes
274
Bibliography
323
Index
345
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Nelson teaches history at Dartmouth College.

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