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/)

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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
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Author
Subject
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
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
Dewey number
331.892/8691097309043
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5384.I52 1937
LC item number
W45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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The last great strike : Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America, Ahmed White, (electronic resource/)
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC4068982
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The last great strike : Little Steel, the CIO, and the struggle for labor rights in New Deal America, Ahmed White, (electronic resource/)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
EBC4068982
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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