320 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 16 illus., 2 tables, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4679-7
Published: February 1998
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Awards & distinctions
1999 Philip Taft Labor History Prize
About the Author
Joseph A. McCartin is associate professor of history at Georgetown University.
For more information about Joseph A. McCartin, visit the Author Page.
“A book well worthy of the attentions of any serious student of twentieth-century labour and industrial relations history. . . . It certainly demands a reconsideration of the nature and importance of the transformation of the social relations of work in the second vital decade of the ‘American century’ and, in particular, of the role of the Wilsonian wartime state in these developments.”--Journal of Industrial Relations
“[Highlights] the war years as a cauldron in which a new labor relations arrangement in America was forged. . . . A superb historical narrative.”Business History Review
"This is the best book ever written about American labor in the era of World War I. McCartin illuminates how workers and their adversaries battled over the meaning of 'industrial democracy' and how the outcome of that contest shaped our labor politics for decades to come. This bold and vigorous narrative is just the kind of synthesis of changing ideas and social forces we need."--Michael Kazin, author of The Populist Persuasion: An American History