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Strike!

by Jeremy Brecher

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Since its original publication in 1972, no book has done as much as Jeremy Brecher's Strike! to bring American labour history to a wide audience. Strike! narrates the dramatic story of repeated, massive and sometimes violent revolts by ordinary working people in America. It tells this exciting hidden history from the point of view of the rank-and-file workers who lived it. In this expanded edition, Jeremy Brecher brings the story up to date, covering the 40 years since the original edition placed the problems of working people within the context of labour history.… (more)
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This is one of the books Zinn used to write his People's History. Brecher's book isn't about everyday strikes, he only writes about strike waves and general strikes, moments when whole areas of the country or entire industries were on strike. completely engrossing. ( )
  Bfasching | Sep 2, 2007 |
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Since its original publication in 1972, no book has done as much as Jeremy Brecher's Strike! to bring American labour history to a wide audience. Strike! narrates the dramatic story of repeated, massive and sometimes violent revolts by ordinary working people in America. It tells this exciting hidden history from the point of view of the rank-and-file workers who lived it. In this expanded edition, Jeremy Brecher brings the story up to date, covering the 40 years since the original edition placed the problems of working people within the context of labour history.

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