History of the Labor Movement in the United States: Volume One: From the Colonial Times to the Founding of the American Federation of Labor

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International Publishers Co, 1947 - Business & Economics - 576 pages
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8th printing fall '98. Early trade unions and labor parties; The 10-hour movement; Northern labor and slavery; Labor and the Civil War; Rise of the Knights of Labor; Depression 1873-78 and strikes; Labor political action, more.
  

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Part one of a ten part project by Philip Foner. This book serves as a corrective to Coffee's history of labor in America and tells another narrative about working people. Foner was of course a famous ... Read full review

Contents

LABOR COMES TO AMERICA
13
LABOR IN COLONIAL AMERICA
19
LABOR AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
32
AMERICAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT 17831880
48
EARLY TRADE UNIONS
65
LABOR AND JEFFERSONIAN DEMOCRACY
82
EARLY LABOR PARTIES
121
LABOR AND JACKSONIAN DEMOCRACY
143
THE LABOR MOVEMENT 18611866
338
THE LABOR MOVEMENT 18661872
370
THE LABOR MOVEMENT 18661872 continued
389
THE LABOR MOVEMENT 18651872 conclude
409
THE BIRTH OF THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR
433
THE LONG DEPRESSION 18731878
439
CHALLENGING THE GREAT DEPRESSION
454
INDEPENDENT POLITICAL ACTION 873l878
475

THE ERA OF UTOPIANISM
167
THE TENHOUR MOVEMENT 18401860
191
TRADE UNIONS AND LABOR STRUGGLES IN THE FIFTIES
219
NORTHERN LABOR AND SLAVERY
266
LABOR AND THE CIVIL WAR
297
LABOR AND THE COPPERHEADS
321
BEGINNINGS OF THE MODERN LABOR MOVEMENT 1878
497
REFERENCE NOTES
525
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES
560
INDEX
569
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Foner was professor emeritus of history at Lincoln University.

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