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Author Brecher, Jeremy.

Title Strike! / by Jeremy Brecher.

Publication Info. Oakland : PM Press, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  331.892 B742s 2014    ---  Available
Edition Revised, expanded, and updated edition.
Description xiiv, 462 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Since its original publication in 1972, no book has done as much as Jeremy Brecher's Strike! to bring American labor history to a wide audience. Strike! narrates the dramatic story of repeated, massive, and sometimes violent revolts by ordinary working people in America. It tells this exciting hidden history from the point of view of the rank-and-file workers who lived it. In this expanded edition, Jeremy Brecher brings the story up to date. Revised chapters covering the forty years since the original edition place the problems faced by working people today in the context of 140 years of labor history. A new chapter, "Beyond One-Sided Class War," presents the American mini-revolts of the twenty-first century, from the Battle of Seattle to Occupy Wall Street and beyond. Strike! is essential reading for anyone interested in the historical or present-day situations of American workers and serves as inspiration for organizers, activists, and educators working to revive the labor movement today" -- from publisher's web site.
Contents The great upheaval -- May day -- The ragged edge of anarchy -- Nineteen nineteen -- Depression decade -- The war and post-war strike wave -- The labor dimension of the Vietnam War era revolt -- American labor on the eve of the millennium -- The significance of mass strikes -- Beyond one-sided class war.
Subject Strikes and lockouts -- United States -- History.
Labor movement -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9781604864281 (pbk.)
1604864281 (pbk.)

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