Organized labor in American history / by Philip Taft.


[1st ed.].. New York : Harper and Row, [1964] .

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Subjects Labor unions -- United States -- History.
Labor unions.
Sindicalismo -- Estados Unidos.
Syndicats -- EĢtats-Unis -- Histoire.
United States.
Description xxi, 818 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1964]
Notes "Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (pages 711-790).
Summary A history of American labor from its beginnings in the late eighteenth century to the present day. Includes a study of unions and management, and evaluates the gains of labor.
Contents The first organized action -- The first labor movement: business unionism in the second phase -- Setbacks and survival -- In search of shorter hours -- The labor movement in the 1860s -- The eruption of violence -- The Knights of Labor -- Strikes of the Knights of Labor -- The American Federation of Labor -- Shorter hours -- The rise of opposition to labor in the 1890s -- Expansion and its limits -- Advances in coal -- Gains and losses in the metal trades -- Anti-unionism in the steel industry -- Advances and problems in building construction -- Employers take the offensive -- Organized labor and politics -- Organization, strife, and militancy -- Militancy and failure of arbitration -- Jurisdictional rights and departments -- Dual unionism -- Immigration and organized labor -- Defense and war -- Political socialism and government: attacks on radicalism -- Postwar radicalism and reaction -- Employer attacks and the American plan -- Unions, government, and militancy on the railroads -- Independent political action -- Radical opposition in the established unions -- Unions in retreat -- The Depression and continued decline -- The National Industrial Recovery Act -- Laying the groundwork for the great expansion -- Strikes and expansion in 1934 -- The National Labor Relations Act -- The dispute over industrial organization and the emergence of the Committee for Industrial Organization -- Organization in the automobile industry -- Organizing the steel industry -- The CIO under Lewis -- Defense planning and labor -- Labor during the war -- Storm and strife in reconversion -- The Taft-Hartley Act -- International policy -- Political activity of organized labor -- Communist activity in organized labor -- The Korean War -- Reunification -- Organized labor and the Negro -- Violence and improper activities -- Some closing observations.
Genre History.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)232641
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Taft, Philip, 1902-1976.
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