Power!: Black Workers, Their Unions and the Struggle for Freedom in South Africa

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South End Press, 1984 - Business & Economics - 195 pages
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Based on research and interviews with workers and union leaders in South Africa, this book examines and analyses the the history of the black working class struggle, its achievements, its internal differences, its politics and international links.
  

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Contents

Foreword
11
The history of black workers and their
24
the growth of unions
48
Organisation and structure
64
Women workers assert their rights
83
Black unions and the search for unity
111
International solidarity
130
The General Workers Union on the United
157
The United Democratic Front on the unions
175
Making contact with black unions in South Africa
190
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Currently vice-chancellor for academic affairs and professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, David Ward received his Ph.D. in 1963 from the University of Wisconsin. He was one of a large number of Wisconsin students who, throughout the 1960s and 1970s, led a major research thrust in historical geography, much of which had a solid theoretical and analytical orientation. Over the past two decades, Ward has published a set of important books on North America, particularly its cities. His Cities and Immigrants (1971), historical geography at its best, set a research agenda for scholars for more than a decade after its publication. Although some of this research relates to broad themes relevant to the evolution of the human landscape, it also includes detailed examinations of selected cities, notably Boston and New York.

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