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"If a man love the labour of his trade, apart from any suggestion
of success or fame, the gods have called him."
Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94]

"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance
to work hard at work worth doing."
Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919], Labor Day speech, 1903

"If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich
would have kept it all to themselves."
— Lane Joseph Kirkland [president AFL-CIO, 1980-95]

"Men do not shrink from work, but from slavery. The man who works
primarily for the benefit of another does so only from compulsion,
and work so done is the very essence of slavery."
Eugene V. Debs [1855-1926]

"You don't own it until it costs you something."
— George Meany [president AFL-CIO 1955-79]

"Adjusted for inflation, the minimum wage has decreased 38% since 1968."
— Howard Dean, 2003

"The average real weekly earnings of a typical [American] blue-collar worker are lower today than in 1964."
Time Magazine, September 2011

"Labor is the source of all wealth."
—  G.E. Nordell



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Labor Links

sociologist C. Wright Mills [1916-62]
labor leader Eugene V. Debs [1855-1926]

links, timeline, and more links consolidated on the
'Labor, Capitalism & the Working Mind' Page
at Working Minds / Solutions

American Labor History Timeline at Working Minds / Solutions
UFCW Labor History Timeline 1800-1900
UFCW Labor History Timeline 1900-1979

"A Brief History of Unions" [1.5 minute short] from PA-AFLCIO on YouTube

The United Federation of Indentured Servants [est. 2010]

I.W.W. page at Spirit of America

The AFL-CIOcommunity affiliate Working America [est. 2003]Main Street blog


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Fiction Related to Union Struggles

Wide Open Town Western novel by Myron Brinig  "Wide Open Town: A Novel" [Farrar & Rinehart 1931]
by Myron Brinig [1896-1991], Illustrated by Earl Ganz

A story of labor strife and love set in 1910 in fictional Silver Bow, representing Butte, Montana. A lover of fresh air works deep in the mines, his powerful uncle faces a crisis, and a girl from the 'dark side' of town in love with the miner tries to reform herself.
Sweetgrass / Farcountry Press 9x6 pb [6/93] for $12.95
Spirit of America Bookstore's Myron Brinig [1896-1991] Page
Dubious Battle novel by John Steinbeck  "In Dubious Battle" [Viking Press 1936] by John Steinbeck [1902-68]
Written before "Grapes of Wrath", this story of a strike among migrant workers in apple orchards of California tells how Jim Nolan becomes a leader of the workers and then suffers crushing defeat.
Penguin Classics 7¾x5 pb [5/2006] for $10.88
Penguin Classics 7¾x5 pb [10/92] out of print/used
Bantam mass pb [6/76] out of print/used
Viking Press hardcover [10/36] out of print/many used
BooksOnTape audio [11/94] 7 tapes read by Michael Keenan - out of prodn/scarce

Lonely Crusade book  by Chester Himes  "Lonely Crusade" [Knopf 1947] by Chester Himes
A young Negro man becomes a union organizer in the Los Angeles aircraft industry
during World War II.

Thunder's Mouth Press 8¼x5½ pb [6/97] out of print/used
Thunder's Mouth Press 8½x5½ pb [11/86] out of print/used
Knopf/Chatham/TMP hardcovers: out of print/used
Boulder Dam novel by Zane Grey  "Boulder Dam" [1963 novel] by Zane Grey [1872-1939]
Novel based on the real-life labor strife during the mid-1930s construction of the
hydroelectric dam across Black Canyon on the Colorado River.

Harper mass pb [12/90] out of print/used
Story House hardcover [1963] out of print/used
Storming Heaven   "Storming Heaven: A Novel" [1987] by Denise Giardina
A compelling novel of Appalachian labor strife in the 1920s.
Ivy Books pb [5/94] for $6.99
Ballantine 8½x5½ pb [2/99] out of print/used
W.W. Norton hardcover [8/87] out of print/used
Unquiet Earth   "The Unquiet Earth: A Novel" [1992] by Denise Giardina
sequel to "Storming Heaven" above.
Ivy Books pb [5/94] for $6.99
W.W. Norton 9½x6½ hardcover [5/92] out of print/used
Coal Creek War  "Tennessee's Coal Creek War: Another Fight For Freedom" [1995]
by Chris Cawood

Workers stand up to coal mine owners and the State Militia, in 1891-92.
Magnolia Hill 9x6 pb [10/95] for $11.66
Thunder / Mtn   "Thunder On The Mountain: A Novel of 1936" [1999]
by David Poyer

A tale of labor strife in the Pennsylvania oilfields.
Forge pb [8/2000] out of print/used
St. Martin 9¾x6½ hardcover [3/99] out of print/used
Chivers UNABR audio [1/2000] for $86.94
author website
The Worker In American Fiction  "Labor's Text: The Worker In American Fiction" [2000]
by Laura Hapke

Rutgers Univ Press 10x7 pb [2/2001] for $32.95
Rutgers Univ Press 10¼x7¼ hardcover [2/2000] for $0.00
Slaves   "The Coal King's Slaves: A Coal Miner's Story" [2002]
by William G. Williams

A tale of Scranton, Pennsylvania coal-miners, circa 1890.
Burd Street Press 9x6 pb [11/2002] for $10.47
Sunnyside War   "The Sunnyside War" [2003] by Fred Civish
Young Dan Cook grows up fast in the coal mines of Sunnyside, Utah, in the 1920s.
Cedar Fort 9x6 pb [4/2003] out of print/used
Haymarket   "Haymarket: A Novel" [2003] by Martin B. Duberman
A fictional account of the Haymarket Massacre of 1886, centering on labor martyr Albert Parsons.
Seven Stories Press 9¼x6.3 hardcover [12/2003] for $17.47
Bucket of Blood / Ragman's War  "Bucket of Blood: The Ragman's War" [2003] by R.S. Sukle
A fictional account of the 1927-28 strikes in the coalfields of Pennsylvania, based on family stories.
iUniverse 9x6 pb [12/2003] for $17.95
iUniverse 9¼x6½ hardcover [12/2003] for $27.95
author's booksite
Labor Days   "Labor Days: An Anthology of Fiction About Work" [2004]
5 stories, 16 novel excerpts; edited by David Gates

Random House 8x5 pb [8/2004] for $11.16
Coal Camp Justice  "Coal Camp Justice: Two Wrongs Make A Right" [2005]
by Ricardo L. García

Univ NM Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2005] for $16.47
sequel "Coal Camp Days: A Boy's Remembrance" [2001]
Univ NM Press 8½x5½ hardcover [10/2001] for $24.95
Triangle novel  "Triangle: A Novel" [2006] by Katharine Weber
A woman in a nursing home who survived the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire tells her story to her granddaughter. After the woman's death, a feminist scholar notices inconsistencies in the story and sets out to uncover the woman's secrets.
FS&G 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/2006] for $15.64
Child Labor and the Industrial Revolution playtext by Harriet Isecke  "Child Labor and The Industrial Revolution" [ages 7 & up; 2009] by Harriet Isecke
Part of the Building Fluency Through Reader's Theater program for pre-K thru 8; two sisters work in a linen mill under horrible conditions, and years later, are to receive an honor from the National Child Labor Committee.
Teacher Created Materials 8½x6¾ pb [5/2009] for $6.26
Work Song novel by Ivan Doig  "Work Song: A Novel" [2010] by Ivan Doig
Sequel to "The Whistling Season" [2006 non-labor novel], ten years later (circa 1919). Morrie lands in copper town Butte, Montana and gets a job at the public library while hiding from Chicago gamblers, courting the alluring widow who runs the boarding house, and choosing sides in the local labor dispute.
Kindle Edition from Riverhead/Penguin [6/2010] for $12.99
Riverhead Trade 7¾x5 pb [7/2011] for $11.25
Riverhead 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/2010] out of print/100+ used
author's official website

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Labor Novels by Upton Sinclair

Upton Sinclair catalog at Amazon
Spirit of America Bookstore's Upton Sinclair [1878-1968] Page

The Jungle   "The Jungle: The Lie of The American Dream" [1906]
B&N Classics pb [9/2003] for $4.95
Bantam Classics pb [10/81] for $5.95
Chelsea House 9¼x6¼ pb [7/2002] for $14.67
Chelsea House 9½x6¼ hardcover [12/2001] for $37.95
7¼x4 library binding [8/2001] for $11.16
Norton Critical Edition, edited by Clare Virginia Eby
W.W. Norton 8¾x6¾ pb [12/2002] for $12.10
Jungle: Uncensored  
"The Jungle: Uncensored Original Edition" [1906]
"What 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' did for black slaves, 'The Jungle' has a large
chance to do for the white slaves of today." — Jack London [1876-1916]

See Sharp Press pb [4/2003] for $9.60
Lost First Edition [1988], edited by Gene Degruson
St. Lukes Press pb [10/88] out of print/used
King Coal novel by Upton Sinclair  "King Coal" [1917]
A fictional version of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre in Colorado
Bantam Classic pb [7/94] out of print/used
Amereon 8¾x6 hardcover [7/99] for $30.94
posthumous sequel "The Coal War" [1976]
Univ Press of CO hardcover [6/76] out of print/used
Oil! novel by Upton Sinclair  
"Oil!: A Novel" [1927]
A fast-paced tale of the 1920s oil boom in Southern California
Univ CA Press 8x5½ pb [4/97] for $13.27
Bentley hardcover [6/79] out of print/used
Boston novel by Upton Sinclair  "Boston: A Documentary Novel {of the Sacco-Vanzetti Case}"
[Haldeman-Julius Publns 1928]

Bentley Publrs 9x6 pb [12/78] out of print/used
Bentley Publrs 9x6 hardcover [12/78] for $49.95
Bentley Publrs 9¼x6½ hardcover [12/78] out of print/used

more info on Spirit of America Bookstore's Sacco & Vanzetti Page

Flivver King novel by Upton Sinclair  
"Flivver King: A Story of Ford-America" [1937]
"The book was instrumental in the formation of the United Auto Workers' Union."
Charles H. Kerr Publg 8¾x6½ pb [3/84] out of print/used
Charles H. Kerr Publg pb [1/87] out of print/used


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Labor-Related Non-Fiction - General

"Child Labor In America" [] by Juliet H. Mofford 1-878668-98-6

"Children At Work" [] by JoAnne Weisman Deitch 1-57960-065-4

"The International Handbook of Labour Unions: Responses To Neo-liberalism" []
Edited by Gall Gregor, Adrian Wilkinson, Richard Hurd
http://www.amazon.com/International-Handbook-Labour-Unions-Neo-liberalism/dp/1848448627/

http://www.amazon.com/Battling-American-Labor-Wobblies-Movement/dp/0520218337/
http://www.amazon.com/Building-unions-Past-present-future/dp/1891843095/
http://www.amazon.com/Chronology-United-States-Russell-Wright/dp/0786414448/
http://www.amazon.com/Epitaph-American-Labor-Leaders-America/dp/0844739960/
http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Master-Workman-Powderly-Contributions/dp/0313309485/
http://www.amazon.com/Hard-Work-HISTORY-Working-American/dp/0252068688/
http://www.amazon.com/Haymarket-Scrapbook-Dave-Roediger/dp/0882861220/
http://www.amazon.com/History-Trade-Unionism-United-States/dp/1406911712/
http://www.amazon.com/John-L-Lewis-Leader-Labor/dp/1408636026/
http://www.amazon.com/Labor-History-Reader-Working-American/dp/0252011988/
http://www.amazon.com/Labor-Question-America-Economic-Democracy/dp/0252077865/
http://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Seattle-Memoir-Harvey-OConnor/dp/1931859744/
http://www.amazon.com/Schools-Democracy-Political-American-Movement/dp/0801472997/
http://www.amazon.com/Sweat-Blood-History-Unions-Peoples/dp/0822575949/
http://www.amazon.com/There-Power-Union-Story-America/dp/0307389766/
http://www.amazon.com/Unions-Beginners-David-Cogswell/dp/1934389773/

Labor's Untold Story  "Labor's Untold Story" [1955]
by Richard O. Boyer & Herbert M. Morais

recommended by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [1922-2007]
UERMWA pb [12/55] out of print/used via Amazon
available from UERMWA [24th printing]
History of American Labor  "A History of American Labor" [1961]
by Joseph G. Rayback

Free Press 8¼x5½ pb [1/66] for $23.95
American Labor Movement book edited by Juliet H. Mofford  "Talkin' Union: The American Labor Movement" [1970]
Edited by Juliet Haines Mofford

Discovery Enterprises 7¼x5 pb [1970] for $7.95
Rank and File labor history book edited by Alice & Staughton Lynd  "Rank and File: Personal Histories By Working-Class Organizers" [1973]
Edited by Alice & Staughton Lynd

Haymarket Books 2nd edition 8x5½ pb [1/2012] for $14.60
Monthly Review Press 8x5¼ pb [1973] out of print/many used
Beacon Press 8x5¼ hardcover [1973] out of print/used
whitish cover for 'Working' book by Studs Terkel  "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do" [1974] by Louis 'Studs' Terkel [1912-2008]
Kindle Edition from The New Press [7/2011] for $10.99
The New Press 8¼x5½ pb [2/97] for $10.99
Avon mass pb [3/75] out of print/100+ used
Pantheon Books 9½x6½ hardcover [2/74] out of print/100+ used
Strike!   "Strike!" [1974] by Jeremy Brecher
an examination of the mass strike
South End Press 8½x5.4 pb [10/97] for $22.00
South End Press 8½x5½ hardcover [1/98] for $40.00
Out of The Sweatshop book edited by Leon Stein  "Out of The Sweatshop: The Struggle For Industrial Democracy" [1977]
Edited by Leon Stein

Quadrangle/New York Times Books pb [6/77] out of print/used
Quadrangle/New York Times Books 9½x6 hardcover [6/77] out of print/many used
Labor Struggles  "American Labor Struggles, 1877-1934" [1982]
by Samuel Yellen

Pathfinder Press 8¼x5½ pb [2/84] for $23.94
Ayer hardcover [10/82] out of print/used
Dynamite  "Dynamite: A Century of Class Violence In America, 1830-1930" [1984]
by Louis Adamic

A.K./Rebel Press 8¼x6 pb [6/84] for $12.99
ACLU Rights   "The Rights of Employees & Union Members: The Basic A.C.L.U. Guide To The Rights of Employees & Union Members" [1984]
by Wayne N. Outten, Robert J. Rabin & Lisa R. Lipman

SoIL Univ Press 6¾x6½ pb [2nd edition 3/94] for $14.35
Electronic Sweatshop  "The Electronic Sweatshop: How Computers Are Turning The Office of The Future Into The Factory of The Past" [1988]
by Barbara Garson

Penguin pb [10/89] out of print/used
S&S hardcover [5/88] out of print/used
Overworked book by Juliet B. Schor  "The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure" [1992]
by Juliet B. Schor

Basic Books 7¾x5¼ pb [2/93] for $11.20
Basic Books hardcover [2/92] out of print/used
Negotiating Hollywood book Danae Clark  "Negotiating Hollywood: The Cultural Politics of Actors' Labor" [1995]
by Danae Clark

A pioneering study of labor struggles in 1930s Hollywood
Univ MN Press 9x6 pb [10/95] for $22.00
Univ MN Press 9¼x6 hardcover [10/95] for $44.95
Steward's Guide book edited by David Prosten  "The Union Steward's Complete Guide" [1997]
Edited by David Prosten

Union Comm'n Service 10x8 pb [11/97] for $13.97
From The Ashes of The Old  "From The Ashes of The Old: American Labor & America's Future" [1998]
by Stanley Aronowitz

Basic Books pb [2/2000] out of print/used
Houghton Mifflin hardcover [9/98] for $25.00
When the Mines Closed book by Thomas Dublin & George Harvan  "When The Mines Closed: Stories of Struggles In Hard Times" [1998]
by Thomas Dublin, photographs by George Harvan

Cornell Univ Press 9½x6¼ pb [9/98] for $23.95
Cornell Univ Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [9/98] out of print/used
Why Unions Matter  "Why Unions Matter" [1998] by Michael D. Yates
"particularly successful in the chapters that focus on the nuts & bolts of union activities"
Monthly Rvw Press 9x6 pb [12/98] for $17.00
Monthly Rvw Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [12/98] out of print/used
Short History of the U.S. Working Class  "A Short History of The U.S. Working Class: From Colonial Times To The Twenty-First Century" [1999] by Paul Le Blanc
Humanity Books 9x6 pb [7/99] for $24.00
Humanity Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/99] for $52.00
Kids On Strike! book by Susan Campbell Bartoletti  "Kids On Strike!" [ages 9-12; 1999]
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Houghton Mifflin 10x7½ pb [8/2003] for $9.95
Houghton Mifflin 10¼x7¾ hardcover [10/99] for $16.00
Labor Quotations  "The Great Labor Quotations: Sourcebook & Reader" [2000]
by Peter Bollen

Red Eye Press 9x6 pb [8/2000] for $13.97
New Rank and File labor history book edited by Staughton & Alice Lynd  "The New Rank and File" [2000]
Edited by Staughton & Alice Lynd

I.L.R. Press 9¼x6 pb [12/2000] out of print/many used
I.L.R. Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [12/2000] for $66.95
White Collar Sweatshop  "White Collar Sweatshop: The Deterioriation of Work & Its Rewards In Corporate America" [2001] by Jill Andresky Fraser
W.W. Norton 8¼x5½ pb [6/2002] for $11.17
W.W. Norton hardcover [2/2001] for $26.95
Sweatshop Warriors book by Miriam Ching Yoon Louie  "Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take On The Global Factory"
[2001] by Miriam Ching Yoon Louie

South End Press 8½x5¼ pb [7/2001] for $12.70
South End Press 9x5¾ hardcover [7/2001] for $40.00
Women of Color Resource Center [est. 1990] in Oakland, California
La Fuerza Unida of San Antonio, Texas
From The Folks Who Brought You The Weekend  "From The Folks Who Brought You The Weekend: A Short, Illustrated History of Labor In The United States" [2001]
by Priscilla Murolo & A. B. Chitty; illustrations by Joe Sacco

"[an] extraordinarily fine addition to U.S. history and labor literature"
New Press 9.4x6¼ pb [2/2003] for $12.57
New Press hardcover [9/2001] out of print/used

Union Member's Guide  "The Union Member's Complete Guide: Everything You Want – And Need – To Know About Working Union" [2001]
by Michael Mauer

Union Comm'n Service 9x7¾ pb [11/2001] for $10.36
Blue-Collar Hollywood book by John Bodnar  "Blue-Collar Hollywood: Liberalism, Democracy & Working People In American Film" [2003] by John Bodnar
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 pb [8/2006] for $25.00
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [4/2003] for $45.00
Corruption / Reform / Teamsters book by David Witwer  "Corruption and Reform In The Teamsters Union" [2003]
by David Witwer

Univ IL Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/2003] for $41.94
Beasts of The Field book by Richard Steven Street  "Beasts of The Field: A Narrative History of California Farm Workers, 1769-1913"
[2004] by Richard Steven Street

listed as Los Angeles Times Book Review Best of 2004
Stanford Univ Press 10x7 pb [4/2004] for $19.77
Stanford Univ Press 10¼x7 hardcover [3/2004] for $75.00
Which Side Are You On? book by Thomas Geoghegan  "Which Side Are You On?: Trying To Be For Labor When It's Flat On Its Back"
[orig 1991, rev 2004] by Thomas Geoghegan

The New Press 8x5¼ pb [7/2004] for $15.95
Plume 8x5¼ pb [8/92] out of print/many, many used
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 9½x6¾ hardcover [8/91] out of print/many, many used
Slaves To Fashion  "Slaves To Fashion: Poverty & Abuse In The New Sweatshops" [2004]
by Robert J.S. Ross

U.M.P. pb [10/2004] for $12.97
U.M.P. 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2004] for $65.00
Restoring The American Dream  "Restoring The American Dream: A Working Families' Agenda For America" [2005] by Thomas A. Kochan
M.I.T. Press 9x6 pb [10/2006] for $11.16
M.I.T. Press 9x6 hardcover [9/2005] for $21.24
publisher's bookpage
Fired / Tales book & film by Annabelle Gurwitch  "Fired!: Tales of The Canned, Canceled, Downsized & Dismissed" [2006]
Book & film edited by Annabelle Gurwitch

Touchstone 8¾x5¾ pb [2/2006] for $12.97
L.A. Theatre Works audio CD of the play [7/2005] for $25.95
author's book, play & film siteofficial movie site
Shout Factory Theatre color DVD [6/2007] for $4.28
film credits [aired March 2007]
Mobsters, Unions & Feds  
"Mobsters, Unions and Feds: The Mafia & The American Labor Movement" [2006]
by James B. Jacobs

NY Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/2006] for $20.76
Subterranean Fire  "Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism In The United States"
[2006] by Sharon Smith

Haymarket Books pb [2/2006] for $10.40
Solidarity For Sale  "Solidarity For Sale: How Corruption Destroyed The Labor Movement & Undermined America's Promise" [2006] by Robert Fitch
PublicAffairs 9½x7 hardcover [2/2006] for $18.81
Taking Back The Workers' Law  "Taking Back The Workers' Law: How To Fight The Assault On Labor Rights"
[2006] by Ellen Dannin

I.L.R. Press 9½x6½ hardcover [3/2006] for $35.00
Death In The Haymarket book by James Green  "Death In The Haymarket: A Story of Chicago, The First Labor Movement & The Bombing That Divided Gilded Age America" [2006]
by James Green

Anchor 7¾x5¼ pb [3/2007] for $10.85
Pantheon 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2006] for $18.60
Drawing The Line: The Untold Story of The Animation Unions book by Tom Sito  "Drawing The Line: The Untold Story of The Animation Unions From Bosko To Bart Simpson" [2006] by Tom Sito
Univ Press of KY 9½x6¼ hardcover [10/2006] for $24.32
State of Working America book by Lawrence Mishel, Jared Bernstein, Sylvia Allegretto, Heidi Shierholz  "The State of Working America" [2006]
by Lawrence Mishel & Jared Bernstein & Sylvia Allegretto

Cornell Univ Press 11th edition 9x6 pb [6/2009] for $15.69
I.L.R. Press 11th edition 9x6 hardcover [6/2009] for $55.92
I.L.R. Press 10th edition pb [12/2006] for $16.47
I.L.R. Press 10th edition hardcover [12/2006] for $68.95
official book-series siteEconomic Policy Institute [est. 1986]
Speechless  
"Speechless: The Erosion of Free Expression In The American Workplace" [2007]
by Bruce Barry

Berrett–Koehler 9¼x6¼ pb [6/2007] for $18.45
official booksite
Solidarity Divided / Organized Labor / Social Justice book by Bill Fletcher Jr. & Fernando Gapasin  "Solidarity Divided: The Crisis In Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice" [2008]
by Bill Fletcher, Jr. & Fernando Gapasin

Univ CA Press 9x6 pb [10/2009] for $12.21
Univ CA Press 9x6¼ hardcover [6/2008] for $40.00
Retaking Our Fundamental Rights In The Workplace book by Lewis Maltby  "Can They Do That?: Retaking Our Fundamental Rights In The Workplace" [2009]
by Lewis Maltby

Portfolio 9x6¼ hardcover [12/2009] for $17.13
America on Strike book by Richard Edward Noble  "America On Strike: A Survey of Labor Strikes In America" [2010]
by Richard Edward Noble

Author was born & raised in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and yet found out only by accident and as an adult about the 'Bread and Roses Strike' in Lawrence in 1912, the largest strike action in American history. He decided to find out what happened then and why labor history is hidden from view in America today.
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [4/2011] for $7.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [3/2010] for $17.50
Punching Out book by Paul Clemens  
"Punching Out: One Year In A Closing Auto Plant" [2011]
by Paul Clemens

Doubleday 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1/2011] for $17.13

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Labor-Related Non-Fiction - Historical Events

Pullman Strike / First-Hand Account by Rev. William H. Carwardine  "The Pullman Strike: The Classic First-Hand Account of An Epoch-Making Struggle In U.S. Labor History" [orig 1894]
by Rev. William H. Carwardine

Charles H. Kerr Publng 11x5 pb [1/94] for $12.00
read free as online text at Internet Archive
Great Coalfield War book by George S. McGovern & Leonard F. Guttridge  "The Great Coalfield War" [1972]
by George S. McGovern & Leonard F. Guttridge

Univ Press of CO 8¾x6 pb [9/96] for $23.95
Houghton Mifflin hardcover [1972] out of print/used
Great Labor Uprising of 1877 book by Philip S. Foner  "The Great Labor Uprising of 1877" [1977]
by Philip S. Foner

Pathfinder Press 8¼x5¼ pb [1/2002] for $21.94
Pathfinder Press hardcover [6/77] out of print/used
Haymarket Martyrs  "The Autobiographies of The Haymarket Martyrs" [1978]
Edited by Philip S. Foner

Pathfinder Press pb [8/2001] for $20.94
Buried Unsung  "Buried Unsung: Louis Tikas & The Ludlow Massacre" [1982]
by Zeese Papanikolas; Foreward by Wallace Stegner

Univ NE Press 9x6 pb [6/91] for $24.95
Univ UT Press hardcover [10/82] out of print/used
Triangle Fire by LS  "The Triangle Fire" [1985] by Leon Stein
I.L.R./Cornell 8½x5½ pb [4/2001] for $16.95
Carroll & Graf hardcover [7/85] out of print/used
No Retreat, No Surrender book by Dave Hage & Paul Klauda  "No Retreat, No Surrender: Labor's War At Hormel" [1989]
by Dave Hage & Paul Klauda

Wm. Morrow 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/89] out of print/many used
Hormel 1985 Strike entry at Wikipedia
On Strike At Hormel book by Hardy Green  "On Strike At Hormel: The Struggle For A Democratic Labor Movement" [1990]
by Hardy Green

Temple Univ Press 8x5½ pb [5/91] out of print/used
Temple Univ Press 9x6¼ pb [2/90] out of print/used
Hormel 1985 Strike entry at Wikipedia
Thunder In The Mountains  "Thunder In The Mountains: The West Virginia Mine War, 1920-21" [1990]
by Lon Savage

a journalist's account of the miners' strike in Matewan, West Virginia
Univ of Pittsburgh Press pb [10/90] for $14.95
Univ of Pittsburgh Press hardcover [10/90] out of print/used
Pullman Strike / Turning Point  "Pullman Strike of 1894: Turning Point For American Labor" [for ages 9-12; 1994]
by Linda Jacobs Altman

Millbrook Press YA hardcover [3/94] for $26.89
Pullman Case / Labor & Capital  "The Pullman Case: The Clash of Labor & Capital In Industrial American Society"
[1999] by David Ray Papke

Univ Press of KS 8½x5½ pb [4/99] for $12.95
Univ Press of KS 9x6 hardcover [4/99] out of print/used
The Pullman Strike and The Crisis of The 1890s book edited by Schneirov, Stromquist & Salvatore  "The Pullman Strike and The Crisis of The 1890s: Essays On Labor and Politics"
[1999] Edited by Richard Schneirov, Shelton Stromquist & Nick Salvatore

Univ Illinois Press 9x6 pb [5/99] out of print/used
Univ Illinois Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/99] out of print/used
Hard-Pressed In The Heartland / Hormel Strike book by Peter Rachleff  "Hard-Pressed In The Heartland: The Hormel Strike & The Future of The Labor Movement" [1999] by Peter Rachleff
South End Press 8½x5½ pb [7/99] for $12.53
South End Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [7/99] out of print/used
Hormel 1985 Strike entry at Wikipedia
Pullman Strike & Labor Movement  "The Pullman Strike and The Labor Movement In American History"
[for ages 9-12; 2001] by R. Conrad Stein

Enslow Publrs 9¼x6¼ YA hardcover [3/2001] for $26.60
Hollywood Noir / Ronald Reagan  "Hollywood Noir: Featuring Ronald Reagan" [2001]
by Richard Olsen

Xlibris 8½x5½ pb [10/2001] for $21.99
Xlibris 8¾x6 hardcover [10/2001] for $31.99

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Ronald Reagan [1911-2004] Page

Triangle Fire by David von Drehle  "Triangle: The Fire That Changed America" [2003]
by David von Drehle

Atlantic Monthly Press hardcover [9/2003] for $18.20
Bread & Roses  "Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants & The Struggle For The American Dream" [2005]
by Bruce Watson

Penguin 7½x5½ pb [7/2006] for $10.88
Viking 9½x6¼ hardcover [8/2005] for $18.96
Labor, Civil Rights & The Hughes Tool Company  "Labor, Civil Rights and The Hughes Tool Company" [2005]
by Michael R. Botson, Jr.

The National Labor Relations Board unanimously ended Jim Crow unionism & segregated labor unions at the giant Hughes Tool factory in Houston, Texas in July, 1964 - a victory for both the labor movement and for the civil rights movement.
Texas A&M Univ Press 9¼x6 hardcover [9/2005] for $18.06
see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Howard Hughes [1905-76] Page
Slaughter in Serene  "Slaughter In Serene: The Columbine Coal Strike Reader" [2005]
by Eric Margolis, Joanna Sampson, Phil Goodstein & Richard Myers

purchase online at Bread & Roses Workers' Cultural Center
publisher's bookpage
Pullman Strike of 1894 / YA  "The Pullman Strike of 1894" [for ages 9-12; 2006]
by Rosemary Laughlin

Morgan Reynolds Publng YA hardcover [4/2006] for $26.95
Centralia and West Frankfort Mine Disasters book by Robert E. Hartley & David Kenney  "Death Underground: The Centralia and West Frankfort Mine Disasters" [2006]
by Robert E. Hartley & David Kenney

Explosions killed 111 men at the Centralia No. 5 mine in 1947 and 119 men at the New Orient No. 2 mine in West Frankfort in 1951 – the two southern Illinois towns were only forty miles apart. Authors identify and document the cover-ups by industry & government, including the blaming of whistle-blow-ers who came forward, that uncannily resemble the situation in American coal mines sixty years later.
Southern Illinois Univ Press 9¼x6½ pb [7/2006] for $17.52
Southern Illinois Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2006] out of print/used

Blood Passion / Ludlow Massacre  "Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre & Class War In The American West" [2007]
by Scott Martelle

Rutgers Univ Press 8½c5¼ pb [9/2008] for $15.56
Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [8/2007] for $25.95

see also Ludlow, Colorado info on the Southeast Colorado Travel & Business Links Page

Killing for Coal book by Thomas G. Andrews  "Killing For Coal: America's Deadliest Labor War" [2008]
by Thomas G. Andrews

Harvard Univ Press 9½x6¼ pb [9/2010] for $12.53
Harvard Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2008] for $18.01
Hollywood on Strike in the Internet Age book by Jonathan Handel  "Hollywood On Strike!: An Industry At War In The Internet Age" [2011]
by Jonathan Handel

Kindle Edition from Hollywood Analytics [2/2011] for $7.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [2/2011] for $22.95
Collision Course / Air Traffic Controllers book by Joseph Anthony McCartin  "Collision Course: Ronald Reagan, The Air Traffic Controllers, and The Strike That Changed America" [2011] by Joseph A. McCartin
Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [10/2011] for $12.07
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½hardcover [10/2011] for $18.53

see also Spirit of America Bookstore's Ronald Reagan [1911-2004] Page

Why Hollywood Went to War over the Internet book by Cynthia Littleton  "TV On Strike: Why Hollywood Went To War Over The Internet" [2013]
by Cynthia Littleton

Kindle Edition from Syracuse Univ Press [1/2013] for $16.47
Syracuse Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [1/2013] for $19.77
Rank and File Rebellion Hospital Strike book by Ron Rosenthal  "Rank and File Rebellion: The 1981 Ontario Hospital Strike" [orig 1981, book 2014]
by Ron Rosenthal

official bookpage [1/2014]
download & read pamphlet [1/2014] as .PDF file
pamphlet print edition available from publisher for $2.50 + $2.00 s/h
Striking Flint 1936-37 General Motors book by Genora Dollinger  "Striking Flint: Genora (Johnson) Dollinger Remembers The 1936-37 General Motors Sit-down Strike" [2014] by Genora Dollinger, as told to Susan Rosenthal
Kindle Edition from ReMarx Publng [1/2014] for $2.99
ReMarx Publng pb [1/2014] out of print/used
paperback also available at publisher's website for $3.50 + s/h

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Labor Leaders

New Men  "The New Men of Power: America's Labor Leaders"
[Harcourt Brace 1948] by C. Wright Mills

Univ IL Press pb [9/2001] for $17.95
Univ IL Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/2001] for $40.00
A.M. Kelley hardcover [1/71] for $46.99

C. Wright Mills [1916-62] Page at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

Labor Leaders in America book edited by Melvyn Dubofsky & Warren Van Tine  "Labor Leaders In America" [1987]
Edited and with an Introduction by Melvyn Dubofsky & Warren Van Tine

chapters/topics include César Chávez, Eugene V. Debs, Samuel Gompers, William Green, William D. Haywood, Sidney Hillman, Jimmy Hoffa, John L. Lewis, George Meany, Philip Murray, Terrence V. Powderly, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, Rose Schneiderman & William H. Sylvis
Univ Illinois Press 9x6 pb [1987] out of print/many used
Univ Illinois Press 9½x6½ hardcover [10/90] out of print/used
Dubofsky's faculty homepageVan Tine's faculty homepage


Spirit of America Bookstore's Cesar E. Chavez [1927-93] Page

Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers Section


Spirit of America Bookstore's Eugene V. Debs [1855-1926] Page


Spirit of America Bookstore's Samuel Gompers [1850-1924] Page


Sidney Hillman [1887–1946]
"Labor Will Rule: Sidney Hillman and The Rise of American Labor" [] by Steve Fraser


leaders of the International Workers of The World [est. 1905] aka the I.W.W. or 'Wobblies'

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn [1890-1964]

'Big Bill' Haywood [1869-1928]

Joe Hill [1879-1915]


Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones [1837-1930]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Harris_Jones
"The Autobiography of Mother Jones" [1925]
"Mother Jones Speaks" [Millbrook Press, 1994] Edited by Penny Colman
"Mother Jones, America's Most Dangerous Woman" video [2007] /tt1493006/

Mother Jones and the Colorado Coal Field War book by Lois Ruby  "Strike! Mother Jones and The Colorado Coal Field War" [2012]
by Lois Ruby

Kindle Edition from Filter Press [9/2012] for $6.99
Filter Press 8½x5½ pb [9/2012] for $8.95
Filter Press 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/2012] for $17.95


Florence Kelley [1859–1932]

John L. Lewis [1880–1969]
"Labor and The Nation" [] by John L. Lewis
"John L. Lewis: A Biography" [] by Melvyn Dubofsky & Warren Van Tine

George Meany [1894-1980]

sociologist C. Wright Mills [1916-62] Page at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore

Terence V. Powderly [1849-1924]
autobiography "The Path I Trod" []

Jackie Presser [1925-88] entry at Wikipedia

A. Philip Randolph [1889–1979]
"A. Philip Randolph: A Biographical Portrait" [] by Jervis Anderson

Walter Reuther [1907–70]
"Walter Reuther: The Most Dangerous Man In Detroit" [] by Nelson Lichtenstein

Lech Walesa of Poland
http://www.amazon.com/Lech-Walesa-Biography/dp/B000VSCEZA/


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Music, Other Media

Seeger Carry It On  "Carry It On: Songs of America's Working People" [1992]
by Pete Seeger, Si Kahn & Jane Sapp

Flying Fish audio CD [9/92] for $14.99
Guthrie Dust Bowl Ballads  "Dust Bowl Ballads" [1994] by Woody Guthrie
B.M.G. Intl. audio CD [12/99] 14 tracks for $10.27
Buddha / BMG audio CD [7/2000] out of prodn/used
Classic Labor Songs From Smithsonian Folkways  "Classic Labor Songs From Smithsonian Folkways" [2006]
Smithsonian Folkways audio CD [5/2006] for $11.98
Songs of The Coal Miner's Struggle bluegrass album  "Harlan County USA: Songs of The Coal Miners's Struggle" [2006]
Rounder Records Umgd soundtrack CD [5/2006] 22 tracks for $14.99
featuring seven songs by Hazel Dickens, plus artists & groups Norman Blake, Phyllis Boyens (2), Connie & Babe featuring Red Roberts, Country Cooking band, J.P. Fraley, Jim Garland, Sarah Gunning (2), the Johnson Mountain Boys, the Old Home String Band, Florence Reece, Merle Travis, Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton, and Nimrod Workman


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Labor Film Festival

Labor Movement Film Festival at Spirit of America

"A Brief History of Unions" [1.5 minute short] from PA-AFLCIO on YouTube

Global Labor Film Festival [May Day 2013 = #1] in seven countries    The Labor Film Database - over 1,600 films - based in Washington, DC
Global Labor Film Festival [May Day 2013 = #1] in seven countries



Labor Movements Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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