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The Resource The state & labor in modern America, Melvyn Dubofsky

The state & labor in modern America, Melvyn Dubofsky

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The state & labor in modern America
Title
The state & labor in modern America
Statement of responsibility
Melvyn Dubofsky
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eng
Summary
In this important new book, Melvyn Dubofsky traces the relationship between the American labor movement and the federal government from the 1870's until the present. His is the only book to focus specifically on the "labor questions" as a lens through which to view more clearly the basic political, economic, and social forces that have divided citizens throughout the industrial era. Dubofsky integrates archival and other traditional historical sources with the best of recent scholarship in history and the social sciences to show that the government has had an exceptional influence on workers and their movements in the United States. Many scholars contend that the state has acted to suppress trade union autonomy and democracy, as well as rank-and-file militancy, in the interests of social stability and conclude that the law has rendered unions the servants of capital and the state. In contrast, Dubofsky argues that the relationship between the state and labor is far more complex and that workers and their unions have gained from positive state intervention at particular junctures in American history. He focuses on six such periods: the turn of the century, when trade unions nearly quintupled in size; the World War I years, when they nearly doubled their memberships; the New Deal period, when organizers rebuilt a moribund labor movement; the World War II years, when mass production matured and the so-called modern industrial relations system developed: the Korean War period, when unionism reached its maximum strength among American workers; and the years of Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society, the last period when union membership increased in size. Dubofsky argues that these were eras when, in varying combinations, popular politics, administrative policy formation, and union influence on the legislative and executive branches operated to promote stability by furthering the interests of workers and their organizations
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1934-
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Dubofsky, Melvyn
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Labor policy
  • Labor unions
  • Labor movement
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The state & labor in modern America, Melvyn Dubofsky
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Publication
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Spine title: The state and labor in modern America
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-303) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: State and society in modern United States history -- Laissez-faire and the origins of federal intervention, 1873-1900 -- The Progressive approach: from Theodore Roosevelt to Woodrow Wilson, 1900-1916 -- World War and the positive state, 1917-1920 -- Interregnum: the state as "normal," 1921-1932 -- The New Deal labor revolution, Part 1, 1933-1936 -- The New Deal labor revolution, Part 2, 1937-1941 -- War and the creation of a new industrial state, 1940-1946 -- An almost perfect machine: industrial relations policy in an age of affluence, 1947-1973 -- Conclusion
Control code
28891899
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780807844366
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1588928
Label
The state & labor in modern America, Melvyn Dubofsky
Publication
Note
Spine title: The state and labor in modern America
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-303) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: State and society in modern United States history -- Laissez-faire and the origins of federal intervention, 1873-1900 -- The Progressive approach: from Theodore Roosevelt to Woodrow Wilson, 1900-1916 -- World War and the positive state, 1917-1920 -- Interregnum: the state as "normal," 1921-1932 -- The New Deal labor revolution, Part 1, 1933-1936 -- The New Deal labor revolution, Part 2, 1937-1941 -- War and the creation of a new industrial state, 1940-1946 -- An almost perfect machine: industrial relations policy in an age of affluence, 1947-1973 -- Conclusion
Control code
28891899
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 321 pages
Isbn
9780807844366
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1588928

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