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Fighting back: the American working class in the 1930s

Newsinger, J (2012) Fighting back: the American working class in the 1930s. Bookmarks, London. ISBN 9781905192939

Abstract

The 1930s were a turning point for the American working class movement. John Newsinger examines the key year of 1934, which saw mass struggles by Teamsters, dockers and car workers; and 1937 - the year of the sit-down - centred around car workers in Detroit and Flint. Finally, he seeks to understand the defeat of the most powerful working class and its political leadership, leading to red-baiting and the formation of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Including large quantities of original research, this book will appeal to the specialist and general reader alike.

Item Type: Book
Keywords: Labor movement — United States — History — 20th century. Working class — United States — History — 20th century. Truck drivers — Labor unions — United States — History — 20th century. Automobile industry workers — Labor unions — United States — History — 20th century.
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General)
Divisions: Research Office / Professional Services
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2013 10:28
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 16:06
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/796
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