Turbulent years; a history of the American worker, 1933-1941.


Boston, Houghton Mifflin, [1970 [1969] .

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Other Title History of the American worker, 1933-1941.
Subjects Grèves et lock-out -- États-Unis.
Mouvement ouvrier -- États-Unis.
Travailleurs -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
United States.
Working class -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Working class.
Description xiv, 873 pages illustrations, portraits 22 cm
Copyright Date [1970 [1969]
©1969
Notes Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 799-841).
Summary The second volume of Irving Bernstein's History of the American Worker is concerned with the struggle of labor under the New Deal, 1933-1941. In these years, labor recovered from the early days of the Great Depression and became a dominant force in American politics and society. We see the effect of Franklin Roosevelt's election--and the influence of labor in assuring it; the passage of the National Industrial Recovery Act and its subsequent defeat in the Supreme Court; the rising power of unions and their invasion of new industrial fields, leading to discontent within the A F of L and ultimately to the formation of the CIO. Labor's new weapon, the sit-down strike, is described vividly along with the government's puzzled reaction. The Wagner Act--"labor's charter of liberty"--Is traced through its passage and operation. Finally we see the split between Roosevelt and John L. Lewis, leading to Lewis' support of Willkie in the 1940 election. With the attack on Pearl Harbor, American labor's history took a new turn, and with it this volume closes.--From publisher description.
Contents Prologue: The long, cold wait -- Prelude to recovery -- Upsurge of organization -- Stirrings among the unorganized -- Unrest in odd places -- An emerging national policy -- Eruption -- The Wagner Act -- Rupture -- Fratricide -- Breakthrough in steel -- The emergence of the UAW -- The CIO drives on -- The revolution in labor law -- A house divided -- End of an era -- Epilogue: How far?
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)51590
(OCoLC)ocm00051590
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Bernstein, Irving, 1916-2001.
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