The Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History

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  • Edition: Boxed
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-12-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This comprehensive encyclopedia is the first detais compilation of historical research on strikes in America, from colonial days to the present. The contributors include historians, sociloogists, anthropologists, and philosophers, as well as current and past activists from unions and other social movement organizations.

Table of Contents

Editors and Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Topic Finder
Introduction to The Encyclopedia of Strikes in American History
Types of Strikes
Strikes: Theory and Practice
Strikes in American History
Theories of Strikes
Socialist Theories of the Strike
The News Media and Strikes
The Business Community's Mercenaries: Strikebreakers and Union Busters
Corporate Strike Strategy
The Decline of Strike
Strike Lessons from the Last Twenty-Five Years: What It Takes to Walk Out and Win
Strikes and Working Class Culture
Dressed for Defiance: The Clothing of Female Strikers, 1910-1935
Better Than a Hundred Speeches: The Strike Song
Civil Rights Strikes
World War II Hate Strikes
Polish Workers and Strikes, 1900-1937
North Carolina Women on Strike
The Catholic Church and Strikes
Strikes Led by the Trade Union Unity League, 1929-1934
Strike Waves
The Strike Wave of 1877
World War I Era Strikes
The Rise and Fall of the Sit-Down Strike
The 1945-46 Strike Wave
Strikes in the U.S. Since World War II
Strikes in the Public Sector
Labor and the Boston Police Strike of 1919
Teachers' Strikes
Postal Workers' Strikes
Strikes in the New York City Transit System
Social Workers and Strikes
Strikes in the Private Sector
Manufacturing, Mining, and Agricultural Strikes
Strikes and Apprenticeship
Strikes in the 19th-century Cotton Textile Industry in the Northeast United States
Twentieth Century Textile Strikes
Garment Worker Strikes
Steel Strikes Before 1935
Steel on Strike: From 1936 to the Present
Unionizing the Jungle: A Century of Meatpacking Strikes
Automobile Workers' Strikes
Rubber Workers' Strikes
Plumbing Strikes
Agricultural Strikes
Labor and the Transformation of the Hawaiian Sugar Industry
The Redwoods Lumber and Sawmill Workers' Strike
The Watsonville Cannery Strike, 1985-1987
Coal Miners On Strike and the Formation of a National Union
Mesabi Iron Miners' Strikes
The Rise and Fall of Rank-and-File Miner Militancy, 1964-2007
Infrastructure Industry Strikes
Labor Upheaval on the Nation's Railroads, 1877-1922
Strikes by Telegraph Workers
Telegraph Messenger Strikes and Their Impact on Telegraph Unionization
Trolley Wars
Seafarers' Strikes in American History
Longshoremen's Strikes, 1900-1920
Strikes on the Port of New York 1945-1960
Strikes in the U.S. Airline Industry, 1919-2004
Aerospace Engineer Strikes
Service Industry Strikes
Newsboy Strikes
Retail Workers' Strikes
Waitress Strikes
Office Workers' Strikes
Strikes in the Motion Picture Industry
Attorney Strikes at The Legal Aid Society of New York City
Musician Strikes
Striking the Ivory Tower: Student Employee Strikes at Private Universities
The Boston University Strike of 1979
Strikes by Professional Athletes
Nurses on Strike
Organizing Home Health Care Workers in New York City
Additional Bibliography
Name Index
Subject Index
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