Working for Democracy

American Workers from the Revolution to the Present
Author: Edited by Paul Buhle and Alan Dawley
Paper – $21
978-0-252-01221-1
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1985
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About the Book

Written by some of our nation's top historians, Working for Democracy is the first book to examine the politics of American workers from the revolution to the present in terms of broad struggles for power in society at large.

In more than a dozen chapters, the topics range from the committees of artisan "republicans" at the time of the American Revolution to the League of Revolutionary Black Workers. Whether the subject is the anti-slavery movement, the New Deal coalition, the Wobblies, or women workers, Working For Democracy is a testament to the struggles of workers everywhere in America.

About the Author

Mari Jo Buhle is William R. Kenan Jr. University Professor Emerita at Brown University. Her books include Feminism and Its Discontents: A Century of Struggle with Psychoanalysis and Women and American Socialism, 1870-1920.

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