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The Resource Crucible of freedom : workers' democracy in the industrial heartland, 1914-1960, Eric Leif Davin

Crucible of freedom : workers' democracy in the industrial heartland, 1914-1960, Eric Leif Davin

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Crucible of freedom : workers' democracy in the industrial heartland, 1914-1960
Title
Crucible of freedom
Title remainder
workers' democracy in the industrial heartland, 1914-1960
Statement of responsibility
Eric Leif Davin
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the relation between democracy and industrialization in United States history. Over the course of the 1930s, the political center almost disappeared as the Democratic New Deal became the litmus test of class, with blue collar workers providing its bedrock of support while white collar workers and those in the upper-income levels opposed it. By 1948 the class cleavage in American politics was as pronounced as in many of the Western European countries-such as France, Italy, Germany, or Britain-with which we usually associate class politics. Working people created a new America in the 1930s and 1940s which was a fundamental departure from the feudalistic and hierarchical America that existed before. They won the political rights of American citizenship which had been previously denied them. They democratized labor-capital relations and gained more economic security than they had ever known. They obtained more economic opportunity for them and their children than they had ever known and they created a respect for ethnic workers, which had not previously existed. In the process, class politics re-defined the political agenda of America as-for the first time in American history-the political universe polarized along class lines. Eric Leif Davin explores the meaning of the New Deal political mobilization by ordinary people by examining the changes it brought to the local, county, and state levels in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, and Pennsylvania as a whole
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IDEBK
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Davin, Eric Leif
Dewey number
331.880973/09041
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8072
LC item number
.D277 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Working class
  • Labor
  • Industrial relations
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • United States
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • New Deal, 1933-1939
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor
  • Social conditions
  • Working class
  • United States
Label
Crucible of freedom : workers' democracy in the industrial heartland, 1914-1960, Eric Leif Davin
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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
The workers' New Deal -- The workers mobilize -- The sources of solidarity, 1914-1930 -- From aliens to Americans -- Ambiguous allies -- A choice of champions -- Storming the Bastille, 1930-1934 -- The workers' real deal, 1935-1937 -- Thermidor, deadlock, and consolidation, 1938-1940 -- Equality, solidarity, and a fair deal, 1940-1948 -- No retreat, no surrender, 1949-1960 -- All that is solid melts into air -- The crucible of freedom
Control code
817812570
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 453 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739145722
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817812570
Label
Crucible of freedom : workers' democracy in the industrial heartland, 1914-1960, Eric Leif Davin
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
The workers' New Deal -- The workers mobilize -- The sources of solidarity, 1914-1930 -- From aliens to Americans -- Ambiguous allies -- A choice of champions -- Storming the Bastille, 1930-1934 -- The workers' real deal, 1935-1937 -- Thermidor, deadlock, and consolidation, 1938-1940 -- Equality, solidarity, and a fair deal, 1940-1948 -- No retreat, no surrender, 1949-1960 -- All that is solid melts into air -- The crucible of freedom
Control code
817812570
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 453 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739145722
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
System control number
(OCoLC)817812570

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