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labor history [Jul. 10th, 2007|11:38 am]
I would prefer not to


Can any of you fine erudite folks suggest a good book on the history of the labor movement in the United States?

[User Picture]From: maeve66
2007-07-10 07:22 pm (UTC)
I just asked my dad, and he agrees with me that there's not really any one synthesis on American labor history. He suggests Howard Zinn's The People's History of the United States. That's more history from the bottom up than specifically labor history. He also reminded me of a very enjoyable book written by an anarchist in the 1970s -- it's very readable and covers a lot of the early movement. It's called Strike!, and it's by Jeremy Brecher. For a beginning, I might actually start there, before the Brody I quoted above. A lot of libraries ought to have Brecher's book.
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[User Picture]From: samuraigrrrl
2007-07-11 01:15 pm (UTC)
i was going to suggest "people's history" as well. sure, it covers more topics, but it does have a great deal on the labor movement and it's a great read.
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