The Resource State of the Union : a century of American labor, Nelson Lichtenstein

State of the Union : a century of American labor, Nelson Lichtenstein

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State of the Union : a century of American labor
Title
State of the Union
Title remainder
a century of American labor
Statement of responsibility
Nelson Lichtenstein
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The "labor question" became a burning issue during the Progressive Era because its solution seemed essential to the survival of American democracy itself. Beginning there, Lichtenstein takes us all the way to the organizing fever of contemporary Los Angeles, where the labor movement stands at the center of the effort to transform millions of new immigrants into alert citizen unionists. He offers an expansive survey of labor's upsurge during the 1930s, when the New Deal put a white, male version of industrial democracy at the heart of U.S. political culture. He debunks the myth of a postwar "management-labor accord" by showing that there was (at most) a limited, unstable truce. Lichtenstein argues that the ideas that had once sustained solidarity and citizenship in the world of work underwent a radical transformation when the rights-centered social movements of the 1960s and 1970s captured the nation's moral imagination. The labor movement was therefore tragically unprepared for the years of Reagan and Clinton: although technological change and a new era of global economics battered the unions, their real failure was one of ideas and political will. Throughout, Lichtenstein argues that labor's most important function, in theory if not always in practice, has been the vitalization of a democratic ethos, at work and in the larger society. To the extent that the unions fuse their purpose with that impulse, they can once again become central to the fate of the republic. State of the Union is an incisive history that tells the story of one of America's defining aspirations
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Lichtenstein, Nelson
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8066
LC item number
.L53 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Labor
  • Labor movement
  • Working class
  • Labor unions
  • Employee rights
  • Travail
  • Mouvement ouvrier
  • Travailleurs
  • Syndicats
  • Personnel
  • Employee rights
  • Labor
  • Labor movement
  • Labor unions
  • Working class
  • Vakverenigingen
  • Vakbeweging
  • Classe ouvrière
  • Mouvement ouvrier
  • Syndicats
  • Arbeiter
  • Arbeiterbewegung
  • Gewerkschaft
  • United States
  • USA
Label
State of the Union : a century of American labor, Nelson Lichtenstein
Link
https://archive.org/details/stateofunionce00lich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-322) 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
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Reconstructing the 1930s -- Chapter 2: Citizenship at work -- Chapter 3: A labor-management accord? -- Chapter 4: Erosion of the union idea -- Chapter 5: Rights consciousness in the workplace -- Chapter 6: A time of troubles -- Chapter 7: What is to be done? -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780691057682
Lccn
2001036863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47764270
  • (OCoLC)ocm47764270
Label
State of the Union : a century of American labor, Nelson Lichtenstein
Link
https://archive.org/details/stateofunionce00lich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-322) 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
Contents
Preface and acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Reconstructing the 1930s -- Chapter 2: Citizenship at work -- Chapter 3: A labor-management accord? -- Chapter 4: Erosion of the union idea -- Chapter 5: Rights consciousness in the workplace -- Chapter 6: A time of troubles -- Chapter 7: What is to be done? -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 336 pages
Isbn
9780691057682
Lccn
2001036863
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47764270
  • (OCoLC)ocm47764270

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