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Title Organized labor and American politics, 1894-1994 : the labor-liberal alliance / edited by Kevin Boyle.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 1998.

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Series SUNY series in American labor history
SUNY series in American labor history.
Subject Labor unions -- Political activity -- United States -- History.
Liberalism -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Alt Name Boyle, Kevin, 1960-
Description 1 online resource (x, 274 pages) : illustrations.
Note Based on essays originally published at a conference on labor and politics held at the George Meany Center, Silver Springs, Maryland on November 14, 1994.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The rules of the game: class politics in twentieth-century America / Richard Oestreicher -- Producerism is consciousness of class: ironworkers' and steelworkers' views on political economy, 1894-1920 / Robert Asher -- Negotiating the state: Frank Walsh and the transformation of labor's political culture in progressive America / Julie Greene -- The failure of Minnesota farmer-laborism / Peter Rachleff -- Autoworkers, electoral politics, and the convergence of class and race: Detroit, 1937-1945 / Bruce Nelson -- The CIO political strategy in historical perspective: creating a high-road economy in the post-war era / Stephen Amberg -- Thoughts on defeating right-to-work: reflections on two referendum campaigns / Gilbert J. Gall -- Little more than ashes: the UAW and American reform in the 1960s / Kevin Boyle -- Labor law revision and the end of the postwar labor accord / Gary M. Fink.
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Summary Organized Labor and American Politics, 1894-1994 traces the rise and fall of labor's power over the course of the twentieth century. It does so through provocative and engaging essays written by distinguished scholars of the modern labor movement. The essays focus on different times and places, from turn-of-the-century steel mills to the streets of 1930s Detroit to the halls of Congress in the 1990s. Drawing on a broad range of primary sources, the authors adopt a variety of approaches, from broad syntheses to careful case studies. Altogether, the essays tell a single story of workers struggling to find a voice for themselves and their unions within the nation they helped to build. It is a story of victories won and of defeats endured.
ISBN 0585060177 (electronic bk.)
9780585060170 (electronic bk.)
0791439518
0791439526
9780791439517
9780791439524 (pbk.)
OCLC # 42855380
Additional Format Print version: Organized labor and American politics, 1894-1994. Albany : State University of New York Press, 1998 0791439518 (DLC) 97047472 (OCoLC)38073299
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction / Kevin Boyle1
Pt. 1Building the Labor-Liberal Alliance 
 1The Rules of the Game: Class Politics in Twentieth-Century America / Richard Oestreicher19
 2Producerism is Consciousness of Class: Ironworkers' and Steelworkers' Views on Political Economy, 1894-1920 / Robert Asher51
 3Negotiating the State: Frank Walsh and the Transformation of Labor's Political Culture in Progressive America / Julie Greene71
 4The Failure of Minnesota Farmer-Laborism / Peter Rachleff103
 5Autoworkers, Electoral Politics, and the Convergence of Class and Race: Detroit, 1937-1945 / Bruce Nelson121
Pt. 2The Labor-Liberal Alliance at Work 
 6The CIO Political Strategy in Historical Perspective: Creating a High-Road Economy in the Postwar Era / Stephen Amberg159
 7Thoughts on Defeating Right-to-Work: Reflections on Two Referendum Campaigns / Gilbert J. Gall195
 8Little More than Ashes: The UAW and American Reform in the 1960s / Kevin Boyle217
 9Labor Law Revision and the End of the Postwar Labor Accord / Gary M. Fink239
 Contributors259
 Index261


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