Fall of the House of Labor The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925

ISBN-10: 0521379822
ISBN-13: 9780521379823
Edition: 1989
Authors: David Montgomery
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/27/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 508
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

By studying the ways in which American industrial workers mobilized concerted action in their own interest, the author focuses on the workplace itself, examining the codes of conduct developed by different types of workers and the connections between their activity at work and their national origins and neighborhood life. David Montgomery, Farnam Professor of History at Yale University since 1979, is the author of Worker's Control in America (CUP, 1979) and is co-editor of the journal International Labor and Working Class History.

The late David Montgomery was Farnam Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University and the author of several books, including The Fall of the House of Labor: The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925 .

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations used in text and notes
Introduction
The managerG++s brain under the workmanG++s cap
The common laborer
The operative
The art of cutting metals
White shirts and superior intelligence
G++Our time ... belives in changeG++
Patriots or paupers
G++This great struggle for democracyG++
G++A maximum of publicity with a minimum of interferenceG++
Index

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