American labor and the intellectual.
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American labor and the intellectual.

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Published by Vantage Press in New York .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Labor unions -- United States.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsHD6508 .K7
The Physical Object
Pagination83 p.
Number of Pages83
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6178632M
LC Control Number55010863

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  A good many younger intellectuals during the Vietnam years and for a long while after, veering sharply to the left, went about reviving the old-time Marxist-Leninist interpretation of American labor, according to which America's labor organizations are a mainstay of capitalist imperialism-as explained by Lenin himself in his dolefully. We seek to recover part of the intellectual history of the idea of cultural work, focusing on the writings of four American elite thinkers who rose to positions of prominence and authority in the decades after the Civil War: the lawyer and journalist Eaton S. Drone (born ), the publisher and political broker George Haven Putnam (born 'American Labor: A Documentary History is an outstanding collection of materials drawn from a wide variety of sources. Responsive to the themes of gender and ethnicity that have characterized much recent scholarship, this collection by two leading labor historians does not neglect more traditional themes of union organizing, collective bargaining, and government-labor relations. This book review appeared in the Winter /07 issue of The Independent Review. The intellectual and ideological follies of contemporary historical scholarship are especially prevalent in the field of labor history. Absurd Marxist paradigms flourish there.

The book also reflects the uncomfortable fit between the worlds of the bohemian intellectual and the radical worker. Immediacy and humor make it a particularly appealing candidate for classroom use, and James R. Barrett adds a useful new introduction and extensive notes providing a historical and scholarly framework for the story. Modeled after those bedside books of prayer and contemplation that millions turn to for daily spiritual guidance and growth, the national bestseller The Intellectual Devotional—offering secular wisdom and cerebral nourishment—drew a year's worth of readings from seven different fields of The Intellectual Devotional: American History, authors David S. Kidder and Noah D Reviews:   Here are seven great books, fiction and nonfiction, about labor unions and the fight for workers’ rights: “The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor . Developing Labor Law: The Board, the Courts, and the National Labor Relations Act, The - Seventh Edition ABA Labor & Employment Section from $

Book Description The Wives of Western Philosophy examines the lives and experiences of the wives and women associated with nine distinct political thinkers—from Socrates to Marx—in order to explore the gendered patterns of intellectual labor that permeate the foundations of Western political thought.   On September 7, I’ll be presenting a reading from my new book on the West Virginia mine wars, The Devil Is Here in These Hills, at Porter Square Books in Cambridge, store events manager has asked me to compile a Labor Day list of the twenty best books on workers and unions, books that would appeal to the general reader. Books shelved as labor-history: Stayin' Alive: The s and the Last Days of the Working Class by Jefferson R. Cowie, A History of America in Ten Strike. Books shelved as labor-studies: A History of America in Ten Strikes by Erik Loomis, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working C.