An adequate elementary history written in simple and clear style for the readers uninformed about the labor movement and its...

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THE LABOR MOVEMENT IN AMERICA

An adequate elementary history written in simple and clear style for the readers uninformed about the labor movement and its development in this country. It traces the history from the indentured white slaves imported to the colonies to the present day conflict between the A. F. of L. and the C. I. O. That phase is simplified by showing the development of the factory system and changing labor conditions, with the differences between craft unionism and industrial unionism resulting in new demands for a more inclusive type of union organization. The story is told against a brief economic and social background history of the U. S. The growth of employers' organizations are explained, along with the methods such as espionage, blacklisting, company unions, etc. There is a section on the facts brought to light through government legislation etc. Good groundwork.

Pub Date: March 10, 1938

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Publisher: Norton

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1938