Out of the Jungle: Jimmy Hoffa and the Remaking of

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März 2003



Presents an account of the rise of Jimmy Hoffa. This book argues that Hoffa was compelled by a variety of social forces to place the economic interests of his union members over broad ideological concerns. It is aimed at students of labor history and American studies.


Acknowledgments Introduction 1. American Soil 2. Jungle Unionism 3. The Limits of Brotherhood 4. The Wages of War 5. The Price of Peace 6. A New Man of Power 7. The Making of a "Labor Boss" 8. Jungle Politics 9. The Enemy Within 10. Remaking the American Working Class 11. Crucifixion of an Antichrist Epilogue: Resurrection Notes Index


"[T]he Teamsters, the largest A.F.L. affiliate... has been understudied... Russell's motives in seeking to redress this imbalance are certainly commendable." --Maurice Isserman, The New York Times Book Review "[A] well-researched study of the longtime Teamsters leader...[that] could put Hoffa back on the historical map for a new generation of students of labor history." --Publishers Weekly "An unexpectedly enthralling account of Jimmy Hoffa's tactics and aspirations... Russell's history of the Teamsters under Hoffa illustrates the vibrancy of the labor movement--for better or worse--during the middle 50 years of the 20th century." --Kirkus Reviews "In this gripping biography of Jimmy Hoffa... Thaddeus Russell launches a vigorous attack on the reigning orthodoxy in labor history." --David L. Chappell, Newsday "Russell bravely challenges the received wisdom of the left, the right, and the morally earnest center. If you want to get serious about the real meaning of class in the last century, read this gracefully yet powerfully argued book." --Nelson Lichtenstein "Out of the Jungle delivers a much-needed and more nuanced understanding of a tumultuous period in the history of...the nation." --John Gallagher, Detroit News/Free Press "...strongly recommended reading." --The Midwest Book Review's Bookwatch
EAN: 9781592130276
ISBN: 1592130275
Untertitel: 'Labor in Crisis'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2003
Seitenanzahl: 288 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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