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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Book News Annotation:

First published in 1937, this work by journalist and labor activist Walker describes the 1934 truckers' strike in Minneapolis, widely perceived as a favorable turning point for the American labor movement, in spite of the attempts at violent suppression by business and police forces. He begins with a labor/business history of the city before recounting events that he has reconstructed through interviews with an impressively wide range of participants, enabling him to achieve a balance in portraying the motives of the various forces, even if his sympathies lay with the strikers.
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Book News Annotation:

First published in 1937, this work by journalist and labor activist Walker describes the 1934 truckers' strike in Minneapolis, widely perceived as a favorable turning point for the American labor movement, in spite of the attempts at violent suppression by business and police forces. He begins with a labor/business history of the city before recounting events that he has reconstructed through interviews with an impressively wide range of participants, enabling him to achieve a balance in portraying the motives of the various forces, even if his sympathies lay with the strikers. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In the spring of 1934, a small group of militant union organizers led Minneapolis truckers on a series of strikes that sought to break the city's antiunion grip. The striking truckers, in protest of scab workers, took to the streets of the city's warehouse district where they faced violent opposition from the police and members of the Citizen's Alliance, a group representing Minneapolis's business community. The conflict exploded when police fired on the unarmed strikers, killing four and injuring countless others. The events surrounding Bloody Friday shifted the balance of power between labor and business in Minneapolis and proved to be a significant victory for the labor movement nationwide, contributing to the ratification of the landmark National Labor Relations Act. When first published in 1937, Charles Rumford Walker's American City was praised as an evenhanded portrayal of the truckers' strike. Focusing on the personal experiences of the participants, Walker recounts the interests, motives, and passions on both sides of the conflict, capturing the heated emotions of those involved. He offers a vivid account of a period that transformed Minneapolis and forged the way for workers' rights nationwide.

Synopsis:

A "civic biography" that examines a critical event in the labor history of Minneapolis and the United States as a whole.

About the Author

Charles Rumford Walker (1893-1974) was a journalist, editor, and labor activist He is the author of numerous short stories, plays, articles, and books, including Steel: The Diary of a Furnace Worker. Mary Lethert Wingerd is assistant professor of history at St. Cloud State University. She is the author of Claiming the City: Politics, Faith, and the Power of Place in St. Paul.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword Mary Lethert Wingerd AcknowledgmentsIntroductionAmerican City The Golden Age of Economic Empire Fate of the Rank-and-File Empire Builders Political Revolt and the War The Farmer-Labor Party in Power 1934: City of Tension The First Challenge Battle in the Streets Personal Lives Civil War in July Three Citizens and the Fate of a City Truce between the Past and the Present Everyday Life The Dynamo of Change Crossroads Selected Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816646074
Foreword:
Wingerd, Mary Lethert
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Foreword by:
Wingerd, Mary Lethert
Foreword:
Wingerd, Mary Lethert
Author:
Walker, Charles Rumford
Author:
Wingerd, Mary Lethert
Subject:
History
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Minneapolis (minn.)
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - Midwest
Subject:
Minneapolis (Minn.) History.
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Fesler-Lampert Minnesota Heritage Book
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 halftones
Pages:
328
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 x 0.7 in

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In the spring of 1934, a small group of militant union organizers led Minneapolis truckers on a series of strikes that sought to break the city's antiunion grip. The striking truckers, in protest of scab workers, took to the streets of the city's warehouse district where they faced violent opposition from the police and members of the Citizen's Alliance, a group representing Minneapolis's business community. The conflict exploded when police fired on the unarmed strikers, killing four and injuring countless others. The events surrounding Bloody Friday shifted the balance of power between labor and business in Minneapolis and proved to be a significant victory for the labor movement nationwide, contributing to the ratification of the landmark National Labor Relations Act. When first published in 1937, Charles Rumford Walker's American City was praised as an evenhanded portrayal of the truckers' strike. Focusing on the personal experiences of the participants, Walker recounts the interests, motives, and passions on both sides of the conflict, capturing the heated emotions of those involved. He offers a vivid account of a period that transformed Minneapolis and forged the way for workers' rights nationwide.
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A "civic biography" that examines a critical event in the labor history of Minneapolis and the United States as a whole.
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