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The Unfinished Struggle: Turning Points in American Labor - Critical Issues in American History (Paperback)
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The Unfinished Struggle: Turning Points in American Labor - Critical Issues in American History (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 27/10/1999
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The Unfinished Struggle is one of the most concise, comprehensive, and accessible histories of the modern American labor movement ever written. Labor scholar and activist Steve Babson's dramatic narrative examines the numerous attempts to organize workers from the Great Uprising of 1877 to the 'sitdown' strikes of the 1930s to the present day. Babson illuminates the tumultuous past, evolving agenda, and continuing conflicts of the labor movement. He carefully identifies the causes of labor's decline in recent decades and explains union leaders' attempts to revive their organizations. Most important, Babson shows readers how the fortunes of organized labor are tied to larger trends in American history.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847688296
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 345 g
Dimensions: 236 x 155 x 16 mm


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A crisply written, authoritative, and engaging overview of the struggles of American workers. Babson is both balanced and judicious while at the same time conveying a sense of the passion and commitment that makes the history of American labor so fascinating. Sensitive to the voices and concerns of the people of the past, The Unfinished Struggle also is relevant to the concerns of a contemporary labor movement struggling toward rebirth as we approach the 21st century. -- Robert Zieger, University of Florida
An engaging narrative account of the fluctuating fortunes of the American labor movement up to the present day. . . . The book does a good job of setting events in their broader historical and economic context. -- J. L. Rosenbloom, University of Kansas * CHOICE *
An extremely readable book. -- Robert Cherry * Journal of Economic History *
For those searching for a short history of the American labor movement, Babson's The Unfinished Struggle is exceptional. Babson draws on the ever-expanding vibrant scholarship of the last thirty years on the interplay among issues of class, race, and gender in the American labor movement. And he does not shy away from laying bare the weaknesses, errors, racism, sexism, and internal conflicts within organized labor over the past century. It is by far the best discussion of the contemporary labor movement you will find, and it should be widely used in sociology, political science, American history, and labor studies course discussing contemporary labor-management relations and organized labor. -- Steven K. Ashby, Indiana University * Journal of American History *
Babson's account is refreshingly strong in documenting the struggle of black workers to organize against the hostility of the state, employers and craft unions. ...provided such rich and exciting detail in his highly readable and accessible text. * Relations Industrielles/Industrial Relations *
"This is a spirited, intelligent, and comprehensive history that offers readers a highly readable sense of the nation's working class movement. Babson's book is notable for its effortless mastery of the contemporary scholarship, for its accessibility, and for its lively use of story and dialogue." -- Nelson Lichtenstein, University of Virginia

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