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Labor's War at Home: The CIO in World War II (Labor in Crisis)

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Focusing on the internal dynamics of the labor movement (especially the C.I.O.) and its relationship to the Roosevelt administration, this book gives the history of labor and business politics from 1939 to 1946.
Paperback, 344 pages
Published June 18th 2008 by Temple University Press (first published 1983)
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Mark Bowles
Aug 15, 2014 Mark Bowles rated it it was amazing
A. The intent of this book is to discuss American industrial workers and their unions during WWII. IT focuses on the main CIO affiliates including the Unites Steelworkers of America (USW), the United Rubber Workers (URW), United Mineworkers (UMW), and particularly the United Automobile Workers (UAW). It seeks to uncover a neglected history of the individual union movement. This neglected history deals with the question of why the militancy of the 30's was replaced by conservatism and accommodati ...more
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Kind of old, but still the standard text on WWII and labor.
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Nelson Lichtenstein is a professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy.
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