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The Resource Subterranean fire : a history of working-class radicalism in the United States, Sharon Smith

Subterranean fire : a history of working-class radicalism in the United States, Sharon Smith

Label
Subterranean fire : a history of working-class radicalism in the United States
Title
Subterranean fire
Title remainder
a history of working-class radicalism in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Workers in the United States have a rich tradition of fighting back and achieving gains previously thought unthinkable, from the weekend, to health care, to the right to even form a union. But in 2005, the number of workers organized in unions reached a 100-year low in both the public and private sectors, even though more and more people would like the protection of a union, and real wages for most workers have stagnated or declined since the early 1970s. Smith explores how the connection between the US labor movement and the Democratic Party, with its extensive corporate ties, has repeatedly held back working-class struggles. And she closely examines the role of the labor movement in the 2004 presidential election, tracing the shrinking electoral influence of organized labor and the failure of labor-management cooperation, 'business unionism,' and reliance on the Democrats to deliver any real gains. Smith shows how a return to the fighting traditions of US labor history, with their emphasis on rank-and-file strategies for change, can turn around the labor movement. Subterranean Fire brings working-class history to light and reveals its lessons for today."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Sharon
Dewey number
303.48/4
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8076
LC item number
.S55 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class
  • Labor movement
Label
Subterranean fire : a history of working-class radicalism in the United States, Sharon Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Class struggle in the "land of opportunity," 1865-1930 -- Are American workers different? -- The peculiarities of American capitalism -- The battle for industrial unions -- the view from below -- The rise of the labor left, 1900-1930 -- Depression decade : the turning point -- The employers strike back -- From World War to Cold War -- Social contract? -- One-sided class war -- The neoliberal president dismantles the New Deal -- The rule of the neocons
Control code
sky202239221
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 377 pages
Isbn
9781931859233
Lccn
2006005731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Subterranean fire : a history of working-class radicalism in the United States, Sharon Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Class struggle in the "land of opportunity," 1865-1930 -- Are American workers different? -- The peculiarities of American capitalism -- The battle for industrial unions -- the view from below -- The rise of the labor left, 1900-1930 -- Depression decade : the turning point -- The employers strike back -- From World War to Cold War -- Social contract? -- One-sided class war -- The neoliberal president dismantles the New Deal -- The rule of the neocons
Control code
sky202239221
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xviii, 377 pages
Isbn
9781931859233
Lccn
2006005731
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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