LOCKOUT by Leon Wolff
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LOCKOUT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is ""The Story of the Homestead Steel Strike,"" one of the most exciting chapters in labor history which does not usually attract, as it does so commandingly here, a wider general interest. Much of this is due to Wolff's handling of the case which was not only a fateful one for the industry but for the future of the labor movement as a whole with long-term repercussions from the time when in 1892 Henry Frick attempted to destroy unionism. It was the sort of conflict that ""does not determine who is right-- but who is left."" The crucial issue, even then, was automation; the formula was classic--a lockout; and it was followed by the intervention of an army of Pinkertons and the state militia. Every character in the drama, from rock-ribbed Flint to Berkman, the anarchist, who nearly assassinated him, is vitally understood and thoroughly alive... No matter which way you look at it, a striking book.

Publisher: Harper & Row