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The Resource American labour's Cold War abroad : from deep freeze to détente, 1945-1970, Anthony Carew

American labour's Cold War abroad : from deep freeze to détente, 1945-1970, Anthony Carew

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American labour's Cold War abroad : from deep freeze to détente, 1945-1970
Title
American labour's Cold War abroad
Title remainder
from deep freeze to détente, 1945-1970
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Carew
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During the Cold War, American labour organizations were at the centre of the battle for the hearts and minds of working people. At a time when trade unions were a substantial force in both American and European politics, the fiercely anti-communist American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL CIO) set a strong example for labour organizations overseas. The AFL CIO cooperated closely with the US government on foreign policy and enjoyed an intimate, if sometimes strained, relationship with the CIA. The activities of its international staff, and especially the often secretive work of Jay Lovestone and Irving Brown--whose biographies read like characters plucked from a Le Carr{acute}e novel--exerted a major influence on relationships in Europe and beyond. Having mastered the enormous volume of correspondence and other records generated by staffers Lovestone and Brown, Carew presents a lively and clear account of what has largely been an unknown dimension of the Cold War. In impressive detail, Carew maps the international programs of the AFL CIO during the Cold War and its relations with labour organizations abroad, in addition to providing a summary of the labour situation of a dozen or more countries including Finland, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Greece, and India. American Labour's Cold War Abroad reveals how the Cold War compelled trade unionists to reflect on the role of unions in a free society. Yet there was to be no meeting of minds on this, and at the end of the 1960s the AFL CIO broke with the mainstream of the international labour movement to pursue its own crusade against communism."--
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DLC
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1943-
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Carew, Anthony
Dewey number
331.880973/09045
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8072.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AFL-CIO
  • Cold War
  • International labor activities
  • AFL-CIO
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Labor unions
  • Labor unions
  • International labor activities
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Europe
  • Labor movement
  • United States
Label
American labour's Cold War abroad : from deep freeze to détente, 1945-1970, Anthony Carew
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Publication
Note
  • Issued in print and electronic formats
  • Title from Athabasca University Press website ; viewed on 2019-08-19
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-493) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Facing the future--labour's world in 1945 -- Building labour's anti-communist opposition in Europe -- For multilateralism of "independent activities"? -- The AFL and CIO abroad : from rivalry to merger -- A wedding without a honeymoon -- Into the 1960s : claiming a second ICFTU scalp -- Who speaks for American labour? -- Towards an independent role -- Au revoir becomes adieu -- Conclusion : the "Cold War" within the Cold War
Control code
1055161098
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 510 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771992138
Lccn
2019394428
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055161098
Label
American labour's Cold War abroad : from deep freeze to détente, 1945-1970, Anthony Carew
Publication
Note
  • Issued in print and electronic formats
  • Title from Athabasca University Press website ; viewed on 2019-08-19
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-493) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Facing the future--labour's world in 1945 -- Building labour's anti-communist opposition in Europe -- For multilateralism of "independent activities"? -- The AFL and CIO abroad : from rivalry to merger -- A wedding without a honeymoon -- Into the 1960s : claiming a second ICFTU scalp -- Who speaks for American labour? -- Towards an independent role -- Au revoir becomes adieu -- Conclusion : the "Cold War" within the Cold War
Control code
1055161098
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 510 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781771992138
Lccn
2019394428
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1055161098

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