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Rank And File

Personal Histories by Working-Class Organizers

«“One of the best works of oral history produced by radical historians. . . . For readers who want to see an alternative view to o?cial trade union history, in which labor leaders take the center stage, Rank and File is the place to begin. ?ese personal histories of rank and ?le organizers show how ordinary working-class men and women made their own history.” —Nation “?The stories, which are replete with heroism, double-dealing, hope, and su?ering, make a vital contribution to an understanding of American labor’s struggle for recognition and united strength.” —Library Journal “A skillful compilation of interviews with working-class organizers . . . not just an oral history, but a chronicle of modern political events ignored in mainstream labor history and journalistic commentary. ?e value lies in what it will tell future generations about today.” —History Workshop Journal “Th?e fi?rst serious installment in . . . radical labor history.” —Labor History»

A collection of oral testimonies documenting the trials and tribulations of firebrand union organisers, from the 1930s through to the 1970s. Dozens of working-class heroes tell their stories in their own words in this long-out-of-print classic. Les mer

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A collection of oral testimonies documenting the trials and tribulations of firebrand union organisers, from the 1930s through to the 1970s. Dozens of working-class heroes tell their stories in their own words in this long-out-of-print classic. From founding unions to responding to sexism, safety violations and fear from within the ranks, Rank and File brings to life the hidden history of firebrand union organisers - in their own words.

Detaljer

Forlag
Haymarket Books
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781608461509
Utgivelsesår
2012
Format
20 x 14 cm

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«“One of the best works of oral history produced by radical historians. . . . For readers who want to see an alternative view to o?cial trade union history, in which labor leaders take the center stage, Rank and File is the place to begin. ?ese personal histories of rank and ?le organizers show how ordinary working-class men and women made their own history.” —Nation “?The stories, which are replete with heroism, double-dealing, hope, and su?ering, make a vital contribution to an understanding of American labor’s struggle for recognition and united strength.” —Library Journal “A skillful compilation of interviews with working-class organizers . . . not just an oral history, but a chronicle of modern political events ignored in mainstream labor history and journalistic commentary. ?e value lies in what it will tell future generations about today.” —History Workshop Journal “Th?e fi?rst serious installment in . . . radical labor history.” —Labor History»

«“One of the best works of oral history produced by radical historians. . . . For readers who want to see an alternative view to ocial trade union history, in which labor leaders take the center stage, Rank and File is the place to begin. ese personal histories of rank and le organizers show how ordinary working-class men and women made their own history.” —Nation “The stories, which are replete with heroism, double-dealing, hope, and su ering, make a vital contribution to an understanding of American labor’s struggle for recognition and united strength.” —Library Journal “A skillful compilation of interviews with working-class organizers . . . not just an oral history, but a chronicle of modern political events ignored in mainstream labor history and journalistic commentary. e value lies in what it will tell future generations about today.” —History Workshop Journal “The fi rst serious installment in . . . radical labor history.” —Labor History»

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