Solidarity and Fragmentation

Working People and Class Consciousness in Detroit, 1875-1900
Author: Richard Jules Oestreicher
Class and ethnicity in a nineteenth-century city
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Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1990
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About the Book

How did the interplay between class and ethnicity play out within the working class during the Gilded Age? Richard Jules Oestreicher illuminates the immigrant communities, radical politics, worker-employer relationships, and the multiple meanings of workers' affiliations in Detroit at the end of the nineteenth century.

About the Author

Richard Jules Oestreicher is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Pittsburgh.


"Radical history at its best, speaking directly to the descendants of radicals and social visionaries about the lessons of their past."--Monthly Review

"This is a first-rate study of the interplay between class and ethnicity in a late nineteenth-century industrial city. . . . an important book that should be read not only by students of labor and immigration history but by all those interested in the evolution of American culture and values."--American Studies