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Ours to Master and to Own: Workers' Control from the Commune to the Present
From the dawning of the industrial epoch, wage earners have organized themselves into unions, fought bitter strikes, and gone so far as to challenge the very premises of the system by creating institutions of democratic self-management aimed at controlling production without bosses. With specific examples drawn from every corner of the globe and every period of modern hist ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by Haymarket Books
(first published May 1st 2011)
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This is an extremely important book, that looks at the historical lessons of workers struggles (in particular occupations) but also examples of workers power during the revolutions post-WW1 and later in the twentieth century. There are many lessons for today's movements, though the book is not without some problems. My full review here: