The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925

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Cambridge University Press, Aug 28, 1987 - History - 494 pages
By studying the ways in which American industrial workers mobilized concerted action in their own interest, the author focuses on the workplace itself, examining the codes of conduct developed by different types of workers and the connections between their activity at work and their national origins and neighborhood life. David Montgomery, Farnam Professor of History at Yale University since 1979, is the author of Worker's Control in America (CUP, 1979) and is co-editor of the journal International Labor and Working Class History.

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David Montgomery had a unique perspective from which to write The Fall of the House of Labor. Having spent several years in the workforce and involved in labor politics during the 1950s, he saw the ... Read full review

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Excerpted as "The Struggle for Control of Production" in Gary Kornblith, ed., The Industrial Revolution in America (1998) Montgomery is interested in the struggle between workers and owners for ... Read full review

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Montgomery is Farnam Professor of History at Yale University.

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