Pursuing Justice: Lee Pressman, the New Deal, and the CIO

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SUNY Press, 1999 - History - 363 pages
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As the nation's most prominent liberal labor lawyer during a period of ascending labor power, Lee Pressman served as General Counsel of the Congress of Industrial Organizations from 1933 to 1948. Working among the movers and shapers of American politics, he was also one of the most prominent underground communists. This book chronicles Pressman's fascinating public life and examines his contributions to the rebirth of the American labor movement, to the development of U.S. labor law, and to the history of the New Deal era.
 

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Contents

World of Our Sons
5
Certainty in Human Form
23
Hammer and Steel
46
Mobilizing the Administrative State
75
Establishing the Commonwealth of Steel
113
General Counsel
158
The Road to Gideons Army
192
The Miscalculation
232
Pursuing Comrade Big
263
A quiet law practice
299
Notes
313
Bibliographical Note
351
Index
353
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Gilbert J. Gall is Associate Professor of Labor Studies and Industrial Relations at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of The Politics of Right to Work: The Labor Federations as Special Interests, 1943-1978.

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