American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919-1935

American Railroad Labor and the Genesis of the New Deal, 1919-1935

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American historians tend to believe that labor activism was moribund in the years between the First World War and the New Deal. Jon Huibregtse challenges this perspective in his examination of the railroad unions of the time, arguing that not only were they active, but that they made a big difference in American Labor practices by helping to set legal precedents. Huibregtse explains how efforts by the Plumb Plan League and the Railroad Labor Executive Association created the Railroad Labor Act, its amendments, and the Railroad Retirement Act. These laws became models for the National Labor R.
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2010
ISBN: 9780813038544
0813038545
9780813042954
081304295X
081304295X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (191 pages)

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