Jeremy BrecherPages: 426
Edition: Classics Series, Volume 1
Release Date: 1997-01-01
This book is also available in cloth
Since its original publication in 1972, no book has done as much as Jeremy Brecher's Strike! to bring American labor history to a wide audience. Strike! narrates the dramatic story of repeated, massive, and often violent revolts by ordinary working people in America. Strike! tells this exciting hidden history from the point of view of the rank-and-file workers who lived it.
Now Jeremy Brecher brings the story up to date. A new introduction places the problems faced by working people today in the context of 120 years of labor history. A new chapter reveals the little-known labor dimension of the Vietnam-era revolt. And a new concluding chapter interprets the rank-and-file labor struggles of the past 25 years—including the path-breaking 1997 Teamsters strike against UPS—in a unique "first draft" of the labor history of our era.
This updated edition of Strike! will be essential for any course that touches on either the history or the present situation of American workers. It will be an inspiration for all those working to revive the labor movement today.
Table of Contents
1 The Great Upheaval
2 May Day
3 The Ragged Edge of Anarchy
4 Nineteen Nineteen
5 Depression Decade
6 The War and Post-War Strike Wave
7 The Labor Dimension of the Vietnam War Era Revolt
8 The Significance of Mass Strikes
9 American Labor on the Eve of the Millennium