The CIO, 1935-1955

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University of North Carolina Press, 1995 - Business & Economics - 491 pages
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This book encompassed the largest sustained surge of worker organization in American history. Robert Zieger charts the rise of this industrial union movement, from the launching of the CIO by John L. Lewis in 1935 to its merger under Walter Reuther with the American Federation of Labor in 1955. Combing the institutional history of the CIO with vivid depictions of working class life, he also analyzes the racial and gender dimensions of industrial unionism.

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Ziegler (history, Univ. of Florida) has written a comprehensive history of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) from its founding in 1935 as a break-away from the American Federation of ... Read full review


Founding the CIO 19351936
Over the Top 19361937
The Diverse Arenas of the CIO 19361938

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Robert H. Zieger is the author of several books, including the award winning "CIO 1935-1955". He is professor of history at the University of Florida. Zieger lives in Gainesville.