American Labor and the Cold War: Grassroots Politics and Postwar Political Culture

Front Cover
Rutgers University Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 297 pages
0 Reviews
The American labor movement seemed poised on the threshold of unparalleled success at the beginning of the post-World War II era. Fourteen million strong in 1946, unions represented thirty five percent of non-agricultural workers. Why then did the gains made between the 1930s and the end of the war produce so few results by the 1960s? This collection addresses the history of labor in the postwar years by exploring the impact of the global contest between the United States and the Soviet Union on American workers and labor unions. The essays focus on the actual behavior of Americans in their diverse workplaces and communities during the Cold War. Where previous scholarship on labor and the Cold War has overemphasized the importance of the Communist Party, the automobile industry, and Hollywood, this book focuses on politically moderate, conservative workers and union leaders, the medium-sized cities that housed the majority of the population, and the Roman Catholic Church. These are all original essays that draw upon extensive archival research and some upon oral history sources.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

References from web pages

David Nack - American Labor and the Cold War, Grassroots Politics ...
American Labor and the Cold War, Grassroots Politics and Postwar Culture. Edited by Robert W. Cherny, William Issel and Kieran Walsh Taylor. ...
muse.jhu.edu/ journals/ labor_studies_journal/ v030/ 30.4nack02.html

American Labor and the Cold War: Grassroots Politics and Postwar ...
American Labor and the Cold War: Grassroots Politics and Postwar Political Culture Book by Robert W. Cherny, William Issel, Kieran Walsh Taylor; 2004.
www.questia.com/ PM.qst?a=o& d=105912247

Robert W. Cherny, William Issel, and Kieran Walash Taylor, eds ...
BOOK REVIEWS. Robert W. Cherny, William Issel, and Kieran Walash Taylor, eds., American La-. bor and the Cold War: Grassroots Politics and Post War ...
journals.cambridge.org/ production/ action/ cjoGetFulltext?fulltextid=312295

ingentaconnect American Labor and the Cold War: Grassroots ...
American Labor and the Cold War: Grassroots Politics and Postwar Political Culture - Edited by Robert W. Cherny, William Issel, and Kieran Walsh Taylor ...
www.ingentaconnect.com/ content/ bpl/ hisn/ 2006/ 00000068/ 00000004/ art00019;jsessionid=7m97v1l9n5phq.alice?format=print

Rutgers University Press
Bookstore | Subject List | SUBJECT LIST: F - L (New Books Added Daily) | Labor Studies | American Labor and the Cold War ...
rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/ acatalog/ __American_Labor_and_the_Cold_War_1141.html

| Book Review | The American Historical Review, 111.2 | The ...
American Labor and the Cold War: Grassroots Politics and Postwar Political Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 2004. Pp. xi, 297. $23.95. ...
www.historycooperative.org/ journals/ ahr/ 111.2/ br_91.html

Journey of a Lifetime
American Labor and the Cold War: Grassroots Politics and Postwar Political Culture by Robert W. Cherny, William Issel, Kieran Walsh Taylor ...
www.journeyofalifetime.net/ Book%20List.htm

S chool f or W orkers Faculty Publications
Rev. of American Labor and the Cold War, Grassroots Politics and Postwar Culture, ed. by. Robert W. Cherny, et al. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University ...
schoolforworkers.uwex.edu/ pdf/ Faculty%20publications.pdf

The United States and the Cold War
1. HIST 4V32. The United States and the Cold War. Winter 2006. Tuesdays, 5-8 pm. Thistle 306 [hopefully subject to change]. Brock University. Instructor: ...
www.shafr.org/ syllabi/ Friedman,%20ColdWar.pdf

Labor Studies Journal
http://lsj.sagepub.com. Labor Studies Journal. DOI: 10.1177/0160449X0603000415. 2006; 30; 108. Labor Studies Journal. David Nack. University Press, 2004. ...
lsj.sagepub.com/ cgi/ reprint/ 30/ 4/ 108.pdf

About the author (2004)

-->Robert W. Cherny--> is Professor of History at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Populism, Progressivism, and the Transformation of Nebraska Politics, 1885-1915 and coauthor of San Francisco, 1865-1932.

William Issel is a professor of history at San Francisco State University.

Kieran Walsh Taylor is a doctoral candidate in history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Bibliographic information