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

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

Label
The last great strike : Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America
Title
The last great strike
Title remainder
Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America
Statement of responsibility
Ahmed White
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Dewey number
331.892/8691097309043
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5384.I52 1937
LC item number
W45 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The last great strike : Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America, Ahmed White, (electronic resource/)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Labor, Little Steel, and the New Deal -- Like a penitentiary : steel and the origins of the open shop -- They should honor us : work and conflict in the open shop era -- Sure, we have guns : the open shop in the Depression era -- I never gave that guy nothin : the New Deal and the changing landscape of labor relations -- To banish fear : the campaign to organize steel -- The spirit of unrest : from stalemate to walkout -- In the name of the people : the incident on Memorial Day -- What had to be done : the struggle at the mill gates -- A change of heart : corporate power and New Deal strikebreaking -- Lets bust them up : last struggles and defeat -- A steel strike is not a picnic : the anatomy of failure -- Kind of a victory : New Deal labor law on trial -- Unreconciled : war, victory, and the legacies of defeat -- These things that mean so much to us
Control code
ocn928891533
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
25EF8CA2-0BE3-4A2C-ADA9-053F83420CE6
Label
The last great strike : Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America, Ahmed White, (electronic resource/)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Labor, Little Steel, and the New Deal -- Like a penitentiary : steel and the origins of the open shop -- They should honor us : work and conflict in the open shop era -- Sure, we have guns : the open shop in the Depression era -- I never gave that guy nothin : the New Deal and the changing landscape of labor relations -- To banish fear : the campaign to organize steel -- The spirit of unrest : from stalemate to walkout -- In the name of the people : the incident on Memorial Day -- What had to be done : the struggle at the mill gates -- A change of heart : corporate power and New Deal strikebreaking -- Lets bust them up : last struggles and defeat -- A steel strike is not a picnic : the anatomy of failure -- Kind of a victory : New Deal labor law on trial -- Unreconciled : war, victory, and the legacies of defeat -- These things that mean so much to us
Control code
ocn928891533
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
25EF8CA2-0BE3-4A2C-ADA9-053F83420CE6

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