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U.S. Labor in the 20th Century

Studies in Working-Class Struggles and Insurgency (Revolutionary Series)

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Published by Humanity Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Work & labour,
  • 20th century,
  • Industrial relations,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - General,
  • Economic Conditions,
  • Labor movement,
  • United States,
  • Working class

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJohn H. Hinshaw (Editor), Paul Le Blanc (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages397
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8740053M
    ISBN 101573928658
    ISBN 109781573928656


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