Labor's War at Home: The CIO in World War II: With a New Introduction by the Author

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Mai 2003



Examines a critical period in American politics and labor history, beginning with the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939 through the wave of major industrial strikes that followed the war and accompanied the reconversion to a peacetime economy. This book is about how World War II changed the face of labor in the US.


List of Abbreviations Introduction to the New Edition Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Unfinished Struggle 3. CIO Politics on the Eve of War 4. "Responsible Unionism" 5. Union Security and the Little Steel Formula 6. "Equality of Sacrifice" 7. The Social Ecology of Shop-Floor Conflict 8. Incentive Pay Politics 9. Holding the Line 10. The Bureaucratic Imperative 11. Reconversion Politics 12. Epilogue: Labor in Postwar America Notes Bibliographical Essay Index


Nelson Lichtenstein is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of numerous books, including Walter Reuther: The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit and, most recently, State of the Union: A Century of American Labor.


"An impressive work which offers a useful perspective on the origins of the crisis the labor movement faces." --The Nation "[Lichtenstein's] research remains a significant contribution... for drawing attention to the critical importance of events that transpired for labor during what Eric Goldman thirty years ago labeled 'the crucial decade.'" --Walter Licht, Reviews in American History "Lichtenstein has compiled a splendid, well-researched book, written in an engaging and confident style. He effectively analyzes the search for labor stability during the war and, most important, what the implications were for trades unionism in the United States after 1945." --The Economic History Review "This book is essential reading for students of American labor." --Craig A. Zabala, Contemporary Sociology "Lichtenstein's... interpretation of the CIO's wartime experience is always provocative and frequently compelling." --Cletus E. Daniel, The American Historical Review "[Lichtenstein's] book represents an important addition not only to labor history but to political history as well." --James R. Barrett, The Journal of Economic History "[Labor's War at Home] is grounded in a wide range of primary sources... Lichtenstein hopes to salvage from the war years a lesson for the militants of today." --Alan Clive, The Journal of American History "[M]ore than an interpretation of the labor movement in the 1940's, it is a detailed analysis of the struggle and a reminder of what happens when a radical movement is absorbed into the state." --Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law
EAN: 9781592131969
ISBN: 1592131964
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2003
Seitenanzahl: 353 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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