Working-Class Americanism : The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-1960

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Working-Class Americanism : The Politics of Labor in a Textile City, 1914-1960

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45 years of labor history from the textile mills of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. The relationships between the World Wars, American nationalism, and the attitudes of working-class, largely immigrant New Englanders in the first half of the twentieth century. Republished in 2002 by Princeton University Press with a new preface from the author. From Princeton University Press: "In this classic interpretation of the 1930s rise of industrial unionism, Gary Gerstle challenges the popular historical notion that American workers' embrace of 'Americanism' and other patriotic sentiments in the post-World War I years indicated their fundamental political conservatism. He argues that Americanism was a complex, even contradictory, language of nationalism that lent itself to a wide variety of ideological constructions in the years between World War I and the onset of the Cold War. Using the rich and textured material left behind by New England's most powerful textile union--the Independent Textile Union of Woonsocket, Rhode Island--Gerstle uncovers for the first time a more varied and more radical working-class discourse."

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Gerstle, Gary

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Cambridge University Press

Date

1989

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en

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1914-1960; Woonsocket, Rhode Island

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Zotero

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9780521361316

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356

Place

New York, New York

Series

Interdisciplinary perspectives on modern history

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Working-Class Americanism... @ Princeton University Press

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