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The Resource Historical encyclopedia of American labor, edited by Robert Weir and James P. Hanlan, (electronic resource)

Historical encyclopedia of American labor, edited by Robert Weir and James P. Hanlan, (electronic resource)

Label
Historical encyclopedia of American labor
Title
Historical encyclopedia of American labor
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Weir and James P. Hanlan
Title variation
Encyclopedia of American labor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The history of the American labor movement is filled with advances, triumphs, setbacks, decline, and resurgence. American unions have not only protected workers and influenced business practices, but have also played important roles in American politics. The AFL-CIO, the Teamsters, and the United Farm Workers are just three examples of unions that have exerted wide influence far beyond the scope of industry. Labor leaders, including Samuel Gompers, John L. Lewis, Eugene Debs, Cesar Chavez, and Jimmy Hoffa, have become icons of U.S. history. Serving as the ideal place for students and interested readers to begin their research, this two-volume A-Z resource covers the history of organized labor in all of its complexity, from the dawn of the industrial revolution to the post-industrial age
  • Entries cover unions, labor leaders, key legislation, major court cases, landmark events, critical terminology, anti-union organizations, and much more. Entries are packed with current information and are clearly written and engaging to specialists and non-specialists alike. Also included are nearly 100 illustrations and 55 primary documents that range from autobiographies to song lyrics and contracts, enabling students to read the actual words of critical documents in American labor history. Entries are extensively cross-referenced and include bibliographies. A general bibliography will also direct readers to further avenues of research
Cataloging source
CaBNVSL
Dewey number
331.88/0973/03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8066
LC item number
.H57 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
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1952-
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  • Weir, Robert E.
  • Hanlan, James P
  • Credo Reference (Firm)
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  • Labor
  • Labor movement
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor laws and legislation
Label
Historical encyclopedia of American labor, edited by Robert Weir and James P. Hanlan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/abcamlabor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, p. 689-700)
Color
multicolored
Contents
A-Z -- Appendix 1. American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Constitution: Preamble and Article II -- Appendix 2. Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902: Response to a New York Times Letter by Mine Owners Spokesman George Baer -- Appendix 3. Black Workers after the Knights of Labor: July 1918 Article from The Messenger -- Appendix 4. "Bread and Roses": Poem by James Oppenheim-1912 -- Appendix 5. Cesar Chavez: "The Mexican-American and the Church" -- Appendix 6. Coalition of Labor Union Women: Mission Statement -- Appendix 7. Colored National Labor Union -- Appendix 8. Communist Manifesto (1848) -- Appendix 9. Comparable Worth: 1986 Minnesota Study by Sara Evans and Barbara Nelson -- Appendix 10. Direct Action and Sabotage: Excerpt from May 1912 Article by Frank Bohn in Solidarity -- Appendix 11. Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (D.R.U.M.): Excerpt of February 1971 Article in Inner-City Voice -- Appendix 12. Edward Bellamy: Excerpts from Looking Backward (1888) -- Appendix 13. Eight-Hour Association: 1886 Appeal for Reduction in Working Hours -- Appendix 14. Emma Goldman: Excerpts from Her Autobiography -- Appendix 15. Eugene V. Debs: Excerpts from His Statement Upon Sentencing for Violation of the Espionage Act, 1918 -- Appendix 16. Excluding Black Workers: 1902 Letter in Locomotive Firemen's Magazine and 1929 Article by Elmer Anderson Carter in Opportunity -- Appendix 17. Fair Wages: Excerpt from John L. Lewis's The Miners' Fight for American Standards (1925) -- Appendix 18. Flint Sit-Down Strike: Excerpt of 1976 Interview of Genora Johnson Dollinger -- Appendix 19. Forcing the Hand of the Fair Employment Practices Committee: Excerpt from November 1942 Article in Survey Graphic Magazine -- Appendix 20. Forty Years in a Steel Mill: Studs Terkel Interviews Steelworker Steve Dubi -- Appendix 21. Founding of the American Federation of Labor (AFL): Excerpts from the AFL Call to Action (1886) -- Appendix 22. Gilded Age Social Conditions: Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee upon the Relations between Labor and Capital (1883) -- Appendix 23. Grape Boycott: September 1965 Memo of Cesar Chavez -- Appendix 24. Immigrant Workers: Excerpt from a December 1881 Article by Elizabeth Buffum Chase in the Labor Standard -- Appendix 25. Indentured Servant Contract (1627) -- Appendix 26. An Insider's View of the Fair Employment Practices Committee: An Interview with Earl B. Dickerson -- Appendix 27. Knights of Labor: Preamble and Platform to Their Constitution (1891) -- Appendix 28. The Lawrence Strike, 1912: Excerpt from the Autobiography of Big Bill Haywood -- Appendix 29. Life in Lowell, Massachusetts: Boarding House and Factory Rules for the Hamilton Manufacturing Company (1848) -- Appendix 30. Molly Maguires: Excerpts from an 1894 Article by Cleveland Moffet in McClure's Magazine -- Appendix 31. National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act (1935) -- Appendix 32. Persecution of the Industrial Workers of the World: "Big Bill" Haywood's Description of the 1919 Murder of Wesley Everest -- Appendix 33. Principles of Scientific Management: Excerpt from Frederick Winslow Taylor's Shop Management, 1911 -- Appendix 34. Excerpts from Henry George's Progress and Poverty (1879) -- Appendix 35. Pullman, Illinois, a Company Town: Excerpt from U.S. Strike Commission Report on the Chicago Strikes of June and July 1894 -- Appendix 36. Pullman Strike: Another Excerpt from the U.S. Strike Commission Report -- Appendix 37. Real-Life Rosie the Riveter: Excerpt of Augusta Clawson's Experiences as a World War II Shipyard Worker -- Appendix 38. Rerum Novarum: Excerpts from Bull Issued by Pope Leo XIII in 1891 -- Appendix 39. Social Darwinism: Excerpt from Rev. Henry Ward Beecher's "Bread-and-Water" Sermon (1877) -- Appendix 40. "Solidarity Forever": Ralph Chaplin's American Labor Anthem (1915) -- Appendix 41. Steel Workers: Excerpt from John Fitch's The Steel Workers, 1910 -- Appendix 42. Stella Nowicki: Interview with a Meatpacking Plant Worker, 1973 -- Appendix 43. Strikes: Excerpts from Samuel Gompers's Testimony before a U.S. House Committee upon the Relations between Labor and Capital (1899) -- Appendix 44. Sweatshops: Excerpt from Louis Levine's Description of Turn-of-the-Century Abuses in Garment-Industry Sweatshops -- Appendix 45. Taft-Hartley Labor Relations Act (1947) -- Appendix 46. Terence V. Powderly: Excerpts from His Autobiography -- Appendix 47. Textile Workers: Excerpt of Testimony before the U.S. Senate by John Hill, 1885 -- Appendix 48. "There Is Power in a Union": A Song by Joe Hill, 1913 -- Appendix 49. Thomas Geoghegan: Excerpt from Which Side Are You On?, 1991 -- Appendix 50. Triangle Fire: Excerpts from the March 1911 New York Times Account of the Fire and from an April 1911 Speech by Rose Schneiderman -- Appendix 51. Voluntarism: Excerpts from Samuel Gompers's Autobiography (1925) -- Appendix 52. Women in the American Federation of Labor: Excerpt from Writings of Edward O'Donnell -- Appendix 53. Women on the Breadlines During the Depression: An Account Published by Meridel Le Sueur in New Masses, 1932 -- Appendix 54. Yellow-Dog Contract (1904) -- Appendix 55. Yellow-Dog Contract in the Coal Industry (1917)
Control code
49724906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (495 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849724906
Isbn Type
(online)
Other physical details
197 images, digital files.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00229237
  • (Credo)abcamlabor2004
  • (OCoLC)656164367
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Historical encyclopedia of American labor, edited by Robert Weir and James P. Hanlan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://search.credoreference.com/content/title/abcamlabor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (v. 2, p. 689-700)
Color
multicolored
Contents
A-Z -- Appendix 1. American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Constitution: Preamble and Article II -- Appendix 2. Anthracite Coal Strike of 1902: Response to a New York Times Letter by Mine Owners Spokesman George Baer -- Appendix 3. Black Workers after the Knights of Labor: July 1918 Article from The Messenger -- Appendix 4. "Bread and Roses": Poem by James Oppenheim-1912 -- Appendix 5. Cesar Chavez: "The Mexican-American and the Church" -- Appendix 6. Coalition of Labor Union Women: Mission Statement -- Appendix 7. Colored National Labor Union -- Appendix 8. Communist Manifesto (1848) -- Appendix 9. Comparable Worth: 1986 Minnesota Study by Sara Evans and Barbara Nelson -- Appendix 10. Direct Action and Sabotage: Excerpt from May 1912 Article by Frank Bohn in Solidarity -- Appendix 11. Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement (D.R.U.M.): Excerpt of February 1971 Article in Inner-City Voice -- Appendix 12. Edward Bellamy: Excerpts from Looking Backward (1888) -- Appendix 13. Eight-Hour Association: 1886 Appeal for Reduction in Working Hours -- Appendix 14. Emma Goldman: Excerpts from Her Autobiography -- Appendix 15. Eugene V. Debs: Excerpts from His Statement Upon Sentencing for Violation of the Espionage Act, 1918 -- Appendix 16. Excluding Black Workers: 1902 Letter in Locomotive Firemen's Magazine and 1929 Article by Elmer Anderson Carter in Opportunity -- Appendix 17. Fair Wages: Excerpt from John L. Lewis's The Miners' Fight for American Standards (1925) -- Appendix 18. Flint Sit-Down Strike: Excerpt of 1976 Interview of Genora Johnson Dollinger -- Appendix 19. Forcing the Hand of the Fair Employment Practices Committee: Excerpt from November 1942 Article in Survey Graphic Magazine -- Appendix 20. Forty Years in a Steel Mill: Studs Terkel Interviews Steelworker Steve Dubi -- Appendix 21. Founding of the American Federation of Labor (AFL): Excerpts from the AFL Call to Action (1886) -- Appendix 22. Gilded Age Social Conditions: Testimony before the U.S. Senate Committee upon the Relations between Labor and Capital (1883) -- Appendix 23. Grape Boycott: September 1965 Memo of Cesar Chavez -- Appendix 24. Immigrant Workers: Excerpt from a December 1881 Article by Elizabeth Buffum Chase in the Labor Standard -- Appendix 25. Indentured Servant Contract (1627) -- Appendix 26. An Insider's View of the Fair Employment Practices Committee: An Interview with Earl B. Dickerson -- Appendix 27. Knights of Labor: Preamble and Platform to Their Constitution (1891) -- Appendix 28. The Lawrence Strike, 1912: Excerpt from the Autobiography of Big Bill Haywood -- Appendix 29. Life in Lowell, Massachusetts: Boarding House and Factory Rules for the Hamilton Manufacturing Company (1848) -- Appendix 30. Molly Maguires: Excerpts from an 1894 Article by Cleveland Moffet in McClure's Magazine -- Appendix 31. National Labor Relations (Wagner) Act (1935) -- Appendix 32. Persecution of the Industrial Workers of the World: "Big Bill" Haywood's Description of the 1919 Murder of Wesley Everest -- Appendix 33. Principles of Scientific Management: Excerpt from Frederick Winslow Taylor's Shop Management, 1911 -- Appendix 34. Excerpts from Henry George's Progress and Poverty (1879) -- Appendix 35. Pullman, Illinois, a Company Town: Excerpt from U.S. Strike Commission Report on the Chicago Strikes of June and July 1894 -- Appendix 36. Pullman Strike: Another Excerpt from the U.S. Strike Commission Report -- Appendix 37. Real-Life Rosie the Riveter: Excerpt of Augusta Clawson's Experiences as a World War II Shipyard Worker -- Appendix 38. Rerum Novarum: Excerpts from Bull Issued by Pope Leo XIII in 1891 -- Appendix 39. Social Darwinism: Excerpt from Rev. Henry Ward Beecher's "Bread-and-Water" Sermon (1877) -- Appendix 40. "Solidarity Forever": Ralph Chaplin's American Labor Anthem (1915) -- Appendix 41. Steel Workers: Excerpt from John Fitch's The Steel Workers, 1910 -- Appendix 42. Stella Nowicki: Interview with a Meatpacking Plant Worker, 1973 -- Appendix 43. Strikes: Excerpts from Samuel Gompers's Testimony before a U.S. House Committee upon the Relations between Labor and Capital (1899) -- Appendix 44. Sweatshops: Excerpt from Louis Levine's Description of Turn-of-the-Century Abuses in Garment-Industry Sweatshops -- Appendix 45. Taft-Hartley Labor Relations Act (1947) -- Appendix 46. Terence V. Powderly: Excerpts from His Autobiography -- Appendix 47. Textile Workers: Excerpt of Testimony before the U.S. Senate by John Hill, 1885 -- Appendix 48. "There Is Power in a Union": A Song by Joe Hill, 1913 -- Appendix 49. Thomas Geoghegan: Excerpt from Which Side Are You On?, 1991 -- Appendix 50. Triangle Fire: Excerpts from the March 1911 New York Times Account of the Fire and from an April 1911 Speech by Rose Schneiderman -- Appendix 51. Voluntarism: Excerpts from Samuel Gompers's Autobiography (1925) -- Appendix 52. Women in the American Federation of Labor: Excerpt from Writings of Edward O'Donnell -- Appendix 53. Women on the Breadlines During the Depression: An Account Published by Meridel Le Sueur in New Masses, 1932 -- Appendix 54. Yellow-Dog Contract (1904) -- Appendix 55. Yellow-Dog Contract in the Coal Industry (1917)
Control code
49724906
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (495 entries)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to authorized users and institutions
Isbn
9781849724906
Isbn Type
(online)
Other physical details
197 images, digital files.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)slc00229237
  • (Credo)abcamlabor2004
  • (OCoLC)656164367
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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