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Reform or repression : organizing America's anti-union movement, Chad Pearson

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Reform or repression : organizing America's anti-union movement
Title
Reform or repression
Title remainder
organizing America's anti-union movement
Statement of responsibility
Chad Pearson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Historians have characterized the open-shop movement of the early twentieth century as a cynical attempt by business to undercut the labor movement by twisting the American ideals of independence and self-sufficiency to their own ends. The precursors to today's right-to-work movement, advocates of the open shop in the Progressive Era argued that honest workers should have the right to choose whether or not to join a union free from all pressure. At the same time, business owners systematically prevented unionization in their workplaces. While most scholars portray union opponents as knee-jerk conservatives, Chad Pearson demonstrates that many open-shop proponents identified themselves as progressive reformers and benevolent guardians of America's economic and political institutions. By exploring the ways in which employers and their allies in journalism, law, politics, and religion drew attention to the reformist, rather than repressive, character of the open-shop movement, Pearson's book forces us to consider the origins, character, and limitations of this movement in new ways. Throughout his study, Pearson describes class tensions, noting that open-shop campaigns primarily benefited management and the nation's most economically privileged members at the expense of ordinary people. Pearson's analysis of archives, trade journals, newspapers, speeches, and other primary sources elucidates the mentalities of his subjects and their times, rediscovering forgotten leaders and offering fresh perspectives on well-known figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, Louis Brandeis, Booker T. Washington and George Creel. Reform or Repression sheds light on businessmen who viewed strong urban-based employers' and citizens' associations, weak unions, and managerial benevolence as the key to their own, as well as the nation's, progress and prosperity."--Publisher's description
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Pearson, Chad
Dewey number
331.88/92097309041
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6488.2.U6
LC item number
P43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American business, politics, and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Open and closed shop
  • Labor unions
  • Employers' associations
  • Industrial relations
  • Employers' associations
  • Industrial relations
  • Labor unions
  • Open and closed shop
  • United States
  • Arbeitgeber
  • Gegenbewegung
  • Gewerkschaft
  • USA
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Reform or repression : organizing America's anti-union movement, Chad Pearson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-288) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Reformers and fighters: employers and the labor problem -- Part I. Nation. Fighting "union dictation": birth of the open-shop movement -- "For the protection of the common people": citizens, progressives, and "free workers" -- Part II. Region. A tale of two men: class traitors and strikebreaking in Cleveland -- Avenging McKinley: organized employers in Buffalo -- Making the "city of prosperity": the poetry of industrial harmony in Worcester -- "A solid south for the open shop": N.F. Thompson and the labor solution -- Conclusion. Creating the "common good": individual rights, industrial progress, and virtuous citizenship
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780812247763
Lccn
2015029737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)916408760
  • (OCoLC)ocn916408760
Label
Reform or repression : organizing America's anti-union movement, Chad Pearson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Reformers and fighters: employers and the labor problem -- Part I. Nation. Fighting "union dictation": birth of the open-shop movement -- "For the protection of the common people": citizens, progressives, and "free workers" -- Part II. Region. A tale of two men: class traitors and strikebreaking in Cleveland -- Avenging McKinley: organized employers in Buffalo -- Making the "city of prosperity": the poetry of industrial harmony in Worcester -- "A solid south for the open shop": N.F. Thompson and the labor solution -- Conclusion. Creating the "common good": individual rights, industrial progress, and virtuous citizenship
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 303 pages
Isbn
9780812247763
Lccn
2015029737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)916408760
  • (OCoLC)ocn916408760

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