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The Resource The last great strike : Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America, Ahmed White

The last great strike : Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America, Ahmed White

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The last great strike : Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America
Title
The last great strike
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Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America
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Ahmed White
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Language
eng
Summary
"In May 1937, seventy thousand workers walked off their jobs at four large steel companies known collectively as "Little Steel." The strikers sought to make the companies retreat from decades of antiunion repression, abide by the newly enacted federal labor law, and recognize their union. For two months a grinding struggle ensued, punctuated by bloody clashes in which police, company agents, and National Guardsmen ruthlessly beat and shot unionists. At least sixteen died and hundreds more were injured before the strike ended in failure. The violence and brutality of the Little Steel Strike became legendary. It was in many ways the last great strike in modern America. Traditionally the Little Steel Strike has been understood as a modest setback at most for steelworkers, one that actually confirmed the potency of New Deal reforms and did little to impede the progress of the labor movement. However, The Last Great Strike tells a different story about the conflict and its significance for unions and labor rights. More than any other strike, it laid bare the contradictions of the industrial labor movement, the resilience of corporate power, and the limits of New Deal liberalism at a crucial time in American history"--Provided by publisher
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10473001
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CU-S/DLC
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1970-
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White, Ahmed
Dewey number
331.892/8691097309043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Little Steel Strike (United States : 1937)
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Little Steel Strike, U.S., 1937
  • Iron and steel workers
  • United States
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Iron and steel workers
  • United States
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Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America
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The last great strike : Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America, Ahmed White
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn909320257
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 398 pages
Isbn
9780520285613
Lccn
2015018714
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909320257
Label
The last great strike : Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America, Ahmed White
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn909320257
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 398 pages
Isbn
9780520285613
Lccn
2015018714
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)909320257

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