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The Labor Movement
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0791095037
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9503-4
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 10/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 331.880973
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 168

Summary

The labor movement espoused social equality and honest labor through the formation of labor unions. Although groups such as the Knights of Labor and the American Federation of Labor, both of which represented skilled laborers, began to figure prominently in industry in the late 1800s, labor unions that represented unskilled workers did not gain influence until the early 1900s. By the 1930s, labor unions were becoming more accepted, thanks in part to the National Labor Relations Act, which gave workers the right to establish unions without interference from their employers. Crisply written and illustrated with compelling photographs and sidebars, The Labor Movement is a thorough look at the movement that has had a profound effect on how industry operates in the United States.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Chronology and timeline. Bibliography. Further reading. Index.

About the Author(s)

Author and series editor Tim McNeese is associate professor of history at York College in York, Nebraska. He is the author of more than 100 books, including the Chelsea House titles Jamestown and Williamsburg in the series Colonial Settlements in America. In 2006, McNeese appeared on the History Channel program Risk Takers/History Makers: John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon.

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