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How Many Machine Guns Does It Take to Cook One Meal?: The Seattle and San Francisco General Strikes (Samuel and Althea Stroum Book)

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Book News Annotation:

According to the people who participated in the 1919 Seattle General Strike and the 1934 San Francisco General Strike, Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine had the right idea, a uniquely American idea, about worker egalitarianism. Johnson (sociology, U. of Missouri, Columbia) finds ample evidence that long-held cultural mores about the egalitarian nature of work and the relationships among workers based upon equality were of primary importance among those active in labor movements of the time. She finds that politics, although important, played a secondary role as she investigates primary resources, including worker narratives. The result is a repudiation of the idea that socialism and communism formed the background of labor activism, and advancement of the idea that the strikes were in fact forms of patriotism and conservatism. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This historical, comparative, and cultural analysis of West Coast general strikes in 1919 and 1934 shows how strike participants were inspired by distinctly American notions of workplace democracy that can be traced back to the political philosophies of Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine. Victoria Johnson is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295987965
Author:
Johnson, Victoria
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Author:
Johnson, Victoria L.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Labor movement
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - Unions
Subject:
Economic History
Subject:
Labor movement -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Working class -- United States -- History.
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Samuel and Althea Stroum Book
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
165
Dimensions:
8.94x6.27x.43 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This historical, comparative, and cultural analysis of West Coast general strikes in 1919 and 1934 shows how strike participants were inspired by distinctly American notions of workplace democracy that can be traced back to the political philosophies of Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine. Victoria Johnson is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Missouri, Columbia.
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