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9781565847125

Working-Class New York

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  • ISBN13:

    9781565847125

  • ISBN10:

    1565847121

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: New Pr

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Summary

More than any American city, New York in the years after World War II laid out an idealistic and equitable path to the future. Ordinary workers and a dynamic labor movement helped make New York the envied model of liberal America and the scourge of conservatives everywhere: union wages and benefits, cheap and easy-to-use mass transit, affordable public housing, and healthcare for all.

Author Biography

Joshua B. Freeman is a professor of history at Queens College (CUNY)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Chronology xi
Introduction: What Made New York Great xiii
Part One. Proletarian City
A Non-Fordist City in the Age of Ford
3(20)
Working-Class New York
23(17)
Labor Days
40(15)
The Rise of a Social Democratic Polity
55(17)
The Cold War in New York
72(27)
Part Two. Labor's City
Big Labor
99(6)
``A Decent Home''
105(20)
``Adequate Medical Care''
125(18)
``A Useful and Remunerative Job''
143(24)
Goodbye Molly Goldberg
167(12)
Part Three. Strike City
Freedom Now
179(22)
Municipal Unionism
201(14)
``A Man by the Name of Albert Shanker''
215(13)
Longhairs and Hardhats
228(28)
The Fiscal Crisis
256(35)
Part Four: Trump City
Global Dreams and Neighborhood Realities
291(15)
Hanging On
306(20)
The Ghost of Class
326(8)
Conclusion: New York and the Nation 334(4)
Acknowledgments 338(2)
Notes 340(57)
Index 397

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