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The encyclopedia of strikes in American history, Aaron Brenner, Benjamin Day, Immanuel Ness, editors, (electronic resource)

The encyclopedia of strikes in American history
The encyclopedia of strikes in American history
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Aaron Brenner, Benjamin Day, Immanuel Ness, editors
A collection of historical research on strikes in America comprised of two types of essays, those focused on an industry or economic sector and those focused on a theme. This approach provides a detailed perspective as well broad historical and social coverage of the topic
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The encyclopedia of strikes in American history, Aaron Brenner, Benjamin Day, Immanuel Ness, editors, (electronic resource)
The encyclopedia of strikes in American history, Aaron Brenner, Benjamin Day, Immanuel Ness, editors, (electronic resource)
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  • Editors and contributors -- List of abbreviations -- Topic finder -- Introduction to the Encyclopedia of strikes in American history / Aaron Brenner -- Types of strikes / Aaron Brenner --
  • Part I. Strikes: theory and practice -- Introduction / by Aaron Brenner -- Strikes in American history / Aaron Brenner -- Theories of strikes / Gerald Friedman -- Socialist theories of strikes / Christopher Phelps -- The news media and strikes / Christopher R. Martin -- The business community's mercenaries: strikebreakers and union busters / Robert Smith -- Corporate strike strategy / Kim Phillips-Fein -- The decline of strikes / Jeremy Brecher -- Strike lessons from the last twenty-five years: what it takes to walk out and win / Steve Early --
  • Part II. Strikes and working class culture -- Introduction / by Benjamin Day -- Dressed for defiance: the clothing of female strikers, 1910-1935 / Deirdre Clemente -- Better than a hundred speeches: the strike song / Timothy P. Lynch -- Civil rights strikes / Todd Michney -- World War II hate strikes / James Wolfinger -- Polish workers and strikes, 1900-1937 / James S. Pula -- North Carolina women on strike / Roxanne Newton -- The Catholic Church and strikes / Dan La Botz -- Strikes led by the Trade Union Unity League, 1929-1934 / Victor G. Devinatz --
  • Part III. Strike waves -- Introduction / by Aaron Brenner -- The strike wave of 1877 / John P. Lloyd -- World War I era strikes / Cecelia Bucki -- The rise and fall of the sit-down strike / Rachel Meyer -- The 1945-1946 strike wave / Jack Metzgar -- Strikes in the United States since World War II / Nicola Pizzolato --
  • Part IV. Public sector strikes -- Introduction / by Immanuel Ness -- Labor and the Boston police strike of 1919 / Joseph Slater -- Teachers' strikes / John P. Lloyd -- Postal workers' strikes / Aaron Brenner -- Three strikes against the New York City transit system / Michael Hirsch -- Social workers and strikes / Howard Karger --
  • Part V. Strikes in the private sector -- Introduction / by Immanuel Ness -- Section 1. Manufacturing, mining, and agricultural strikes -- Introduction / by Immanuel Ness -- Strikes and apprenticeship in the United States / Daniel Jacoby -- Strikes in the nineteenth-century cotton textile industry in the Northeast United States / Mary H. Blewett -- Twentieth-century textile strikes / David J. Goldberg -- Garment worker strikes / Paul Le Blanc -- Steel strikes before 1935 / John Hinshaw -- Steel on strike: from 1936 to the present / Robert Bruno -- Unionizing the "jungle": a century of meatpacking strikes / Jackie S. Gabriel -- Automobile workers' strikes / Ian Collin Greer -- Rubber workers' strikes / John L. Woods -- Plumbing strikes / Kim Phillips-Fein -- Agricultural strikes / Dan La Botz -- Labor and the transformation of the Hawaiian sugar industry / Edward D. Beechert -- The Redwoods Lumber and Sawmill Workers' strike / Calvin Winslow -- The Watsonville Cannery strike, 1985-1987 / Myrna Cherkoss Donahoe -- Coal miners on strike and the formation of a national union / Jon Amsden and Stephen Brier -- Mesabi Iron Miners' strikes / Gerald Ronning -- The rise and fall of rank-and-file miner militancy, 1964-2007 / Paul J. Nyden --
  • Section 2. Infrastructure industry strikes -- Introduction / by Benjamin Day -- Labor upheaval on the nation's railroads, 1877-1922 / Theresa Ann Case -- Strikes by telegraph workers / Anthony J. Silva -- Telegraph messenger strikes and their impact on telegraph unionization / Greg Downey -- Trolley wars / Scott Molloy -- Seafarers' strikes in American history / Nathan Lillie -- Longshoremen's strikes, 1900-1920 / Calvin Winslow -- Strikes on the port of New York 1945-1960 / William Mello -- Strikes in the U.S. airline industry, 1919-2004 / David J. Walsh -- Aerospace engineer strikes / Stan Sorscher -- Teamster strikes and organizing, 1934-1964 --
  • Section 3. Service industry strikes -- Introduction / by Benjamin Day -- Newsboy strikes / Jon Bekken -- Retail workers' strikes / Daniel J. Opler -- Waitress strikes / Dorothy Sue Cobble -- Office workers' strikes / Vernon Mogensen -- Strikes in the motion picture industry / Andrew Dawson -- Attorney strikes at the Legal Aid Society of New York City / Michael Z. Letwin -- Musician strikes / Damone Richardson -- Striking the ivory tower: student employee strikes at private universities / Mandi Isaacs Jackson -- The Boston University strike of 1979 / Gary Zabel -- Strikes by professional athletes / Michael Schiavone -- Nurses on strike / Lisa Hayes -- Organizing home health care workers in New York City / Immanuel Ness -- Additional bibliography
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