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The Resource The United Mine Workers of America : a model of industrial solidarity?, edited by John H. M. Laslett

The United Mine Workers of America : a model of industrial solidarity?, edited by John H. M. Laslett

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The United Mine Workers of America : a model of industrial solidarity?
Title
The United Mine Workers of America
Title remainder
a model of industrial solidarity?
Statement of responsibility
edited by John H. M. Laslett
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Developing initially out of a conference commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the United Mine Workers of America, this collection of essays evaluates the history of the union and its contribution to the labor movement. Founded by white, Anglo-Saxon pick miners in 1890, the UMWA had become by World War I the largest, most powerful, and in many ways the most progressive labor organization in the American Federation of Labor. Its critical influence is shown in its pioneering role in the development of industrial unionism, in its efforts at interracial and interethnic organizing, and in its indispensable role in founding and guiding the CIO between 1935 and 1955. The essays - most commissioned especially for this volume - also examine the impact of mechanization on the coal industry, issues of health, safety, and company control, ethnic and race relations among the miners, the long-neglected role of women in coal-mining communities, and the influence of the leadership of John Mitchell and John L. Lewis. The final section looks at the UMWA's efforts to renew itself as a democratic and dynamic organization in recent decades
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DLC
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illustrations
Nature of contents
bibliography
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(1990 :
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  • Laslett, John H. M
  • United Mine Workers of America
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  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Coal miners
  • Labor movement
  • Industrial relations
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Labor laws and legislation
  • United Mine Workers of America
  • United Mine Workers of America
  • United Mine Workers of America
Label
The United Mine Workers of America : a model of industrial solidarity?, edited by John H. M. Laslett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Eight of the twenty-two chapters consist of revised papers that were delivered originally at the Centennial Conference of the United Mine Workers of America, held at the Pennsylvania State University in October 1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Introduction : "A model of industrial solidarity?" : interpretaing the UMWA's first hundred years, 1890-1990 / John H.M. Laslett -- Founders and leaders of the United Mine Workers in its heyday, 1890-1960. British immigrant colliers, and the origin and early development of the UMWA, 1870-1912 / John H.M. Laslett -- Workplace militancy and unionization : the UMWA and the anthracite miners, 1890-1912 / Perry K. Blatz -- John Mitchell and the politics of the trade agreement, 1898-1917 / Craig Phelan -- "Something of a man" : John L. Lewis, the UMWA, and the CIO, 1919-1943 / Alan J. Singer --John L. Lewis and the labor movement, 1940-1960 / Robert H. Zieger -- Work habits, miners' health, and coal company paternalism. Mechanization, workplace control, and the end of the hand-loading era / Keith Dix -- The miner's work environment : safety and company towns in the early 1900s / Price v. Fishback -- The role of the United Mine Workers in the prevention of work-related respiratory disease, 1890-1968 / Alan Derickson -- The rise and decline of the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds program, 1946-1995 / George S. Goldstein
  • Strikes, minorities, and the role of female activists. Black miners in West Virginia : class and community responses to workplace discrimination, 1920-1930 / Joe W. Trotter, Jr. -- Coal miners and the social equality wedge in Alabama, 1880-1908 / Ronald L. Lewis -- The UMWA and new immigrant miners in Pennsylvania bituminous : the case of Windber / Michael A. Beik -- The 1913-1914 Colorado Fuel and Iron strike, with reflections on the causes of coal-strike violence / Priscilla Long -- Ladies in white : female activism in southern Illinois coalfields, 1932-1938 / Stephane E. Booth --International comparisons. Monopoly, competition, and collective bargaining : Pennsylvania and South Wales compared / Isaac Cohen -- "A parting of the ways" : immigrant miners and the rise of politically conscious trade unionism in Scotland and the American Midwest, 1865-1924 / John H.M. Laslett -- Industrial democracy and industrial legality : the UMWA in Nova Scotia, 1908-1927 / David Frank
  • Developments since 1960, and the struggle for renewal. Legacy of democratic reform : the Trunka administration and the challenge of the eighties / Paul F. Clark -- Women go underground / Marat Moore -- "Tying the knot of solidarity" : the Pittston strike of 1989-1990 / James R. Green -- Afterword : Prospects for the UMWA / Maier B. Fox
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 576 p
Isbn
9780271015378
Lccn
95039732
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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ill
Label
The United Mine Workers of America : a model of industrial solidarity?, edited by John H. M. Laslett
Publication
Note
Eight of the twenty-two chapters consist of revised papers that were delivered originally at the Centennial Conference of the United Mine Workers of America, held at the Pennsylvania State University in October 1990
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : "A model of industrial solidarity?" : interpretaing the UMWA's first hundred years, 1890-1990 / John H.M. Laslett -- Founders and leaders of the United Mine Workers in its heyday, 1890-1960. British immigrant colliers, and the origin and early development of the UMWA, 1870-1912 / John H.M. Laslett -- Workplace militancy and unionization : the UMWA and the anthracite miners, 1890-1912 / Perry K. Blatz -- John Mitchell and the politics of the trade agreement, 1898-1917 / Craig Phelan -- "Something of a man" : John L. Lewis, the UMWA, and the CIO, 1919-1943 / Alan J. Singer --John L. Lewis and the labor movement, 1940-1960 / Robert H. Zieger -- Work habits, miners' health, and coal company paternalism. Mechanization, workplace control, and the end of the hand-loading era / Keith Dix -- The miner's work environment : safety and company towns in the early 1900s / Price v. Fishback -- The role of the United Mine Workers in the prevention of work-related respiratory disease, 1890-1968 / Alan Derickson -- The rise and decline of the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds program, 1946-1995 / George S. Goldstein
  • Strikes, minorities, and the role of female activists. Black miners in West Virginia : class and community responses to workplace discrimination, 1920-1930 / Joe W. Trotter, Jr. -- Coal miners and the social equality wedge in Alabama, 1880-1908 / Ronald L. Lewis -- The UMWA and new immigrant miners in Pennsylvania bituminous : the case of Windber / Michael A. Beik -- The 1913-1914 Colorado Fuel and Iron strike, with reflections on the causes of coal-strike violence / Priscilla Long -- Ladies in white : female activism in southern Illinois coalfields, 1932-1938 / Stephane E. Booth --International comparisons. Monopoly, competition, and collective bargaining : Pennsylvania and South Wales compared / Isaac Cohen -- "A parting of the ways" : immigrant miners and the rise of politically conscious trade unionism in Scotland and the American Midwest, 1865-1924 / John H.M. Laslett -- Industrial democracy and industrial legality : the UMWA in Nova Scotia, 1908-1927 / David Frank
  • Developments since 1960, and the struggle for renewal. Legacy of democratic reform : the Trunka administration and the challenge of the eighties / Paul F. Clark -- Women go underground / Marat Moore -- "Tying the knot of solidarity" : the Pittston strike of 1989-1990 / James R. Green -- Afterword : Prospects for the UMWA / Maier B. Fox
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 576 p
Isbn
9780271015378
Lccn
95039732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill

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