CIO, 1935-1955

ISBN-10: 0807846309
ISBN-13: 9780807846308
Edition: 1997
Authors: Robert H. Zieger
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 2/26/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 1.34" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

The Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) encompassed the largest sustained surge of worker organization in American history. Robert Zieger charts the rise of this industrial union movement, from the founding of the CIO by John L. Lewis in 1935 to its merger under Walter Reuther with the American Federation of Labor in 1955. Exploring themes of race and gender, Zieger combines the institutional history of the CIO with vivid depictions of working-class life in this critical period. Zieger details the ideological conflicts that racked the CIO even as its leaders strove to establish a labor presence at the heart of the U.S. economic system. Stressing the efforts of industrial unionists such as Sidney Hillman and Philip Murray to forge potent instruments of political action, he assesses the CIO's vital role in shaping the postwar political and international order. Zieger's analysis also contributes to current debates over labor law reform, the collective bargaining system, and the role of organized labor in a changing economy.

Robert H. Zieger is the author of several books, including the award winning "CIO 1935-1955". He is professor of history at the University of Florida. Zieger lives in Gainesville.

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction The Fragile Juggernaut
Before the Cio
Founding the Cio, 1935-1936
Over the Top, 1936-1937
The Diverse Arenas of the Cio, 1936-1938
1941, Year of Decision
World War II
After the War
The Postwar Cio
The Final Years of the Late, Great Cio
Merger and Beyond
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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