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The State, Society, and Limited Nuclear War
The State, Society, and Limited Nuclear War (February 1995)
Eric Mlyn - Author

This is an examination of the extent to which nuclear weapons policy has been democratically controlled, showing that a policy elite insulated from society eventually lost its autonomy.

This book highlights the role that domestic politics has played in the evolution of U.S. nuclear weapons policy up to the present. Mlyn focuses on the relationship among the three levels of this policy: public statements, force posture, and nuclear tar...(Read More)
 
 
Cold War in the Working Class
Cold War in the Working Class (December 1994)
The Rise and Decline of the United Electrical Workers
Ronald L. Filippelli - Author
Mark D. McColloch - Author

"This is an important and engaging study of one of the most dynamic and effective of the industrial unions of the CIO era. Filippelli and McColloch have used the UE and CIO records to good effect to present a vivid picture of the ideological conflicts of the early Cold War era. Cold War in the Working Class documents the excesses of post-World War II anti-Communism and sheds important light on the dilemmas faced by trade unionists in a peri...(Read More)
 
 
Militancy, Market Dynamics, and Workplace Authority
Militancy, Market Dynamics, and Workplace Authority (December 1994)
The Struggle over Labor Process Outcomes in the U.S. Automobile Industry, 1946 to 1973
James R. Zetka Jr. - Author

This book is an account of the political economy of labor relations in the U.S. automobile industry from the end of World War II to the 1970s. Zetka develops a sophisticated paradigm of hegemonic and competitive market conditions that challenges dominant theories of postwar industrial relations, linking rates of workplace militancy to product market fluctuations, variations in work organization, and differences in authority systems legitimated on t...(Read More)
 
 
The Flawed Path to the Presidency 1992
The Flawed Path to the Presidency 1992 (November 1994)
Unfairness and Inequality in the Presidential Selection Process
Robert D. Loevy - Author

"I am impressed with this book. It is uniquely constructed, clearly written, and offers the reader the rich opportunity to observe the '92 campaign as it unfolds. Loevy's ability to capture the nuances of the presidential campaign and to convey this information in a very interesting fashion make this work an outstanding contribution to the field." -- Gary L. Rose, Sacred Heart University

This book is a voter's-eye view of the 1992 presidentia...(Read More)
 
 
Divided Loyalties
Divided Loyalties (September 1994)
The Public and Private Life of Labor Leader John Mitchell
Craig Phelan - Author

"(A) very welcome and impressive biography of John Mitchell. If Mitchell was in danger of becoming one of the forgotten leaders of American labor history, this book will rescue him....This clear and readable book....casts light on Mitchell's private life too, using a wide range of archival material with deft skill. It deserves, and will surely achieve, a wide and enthusiastic readership." -- Journal of American History

"This is the fi...(Read More)
 
 
Magazines for the Millions
Magazines for the Millions (August 1994)
Gender and Commerce in the Ladies' Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, 1880-1910
Helen Damon-Moore - Author

“Helen Damon-Moore’s Magazines for the Millions is both entertaining and analytical, loaded with telling comparisons of the Ladies’ Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, sharp observations about the magazines’ content, their production, and readers’ responses. Her insights about gender construction are important for all readers interested in popular culture. I found fascinating the ...(Read More)
 
 
Immigrant Women
Immigrant Women (July 1994)
Revised, Second Edition
Maxine S. Seller - Editor

Immigrant Women combines memoirs, diaries, oral history, and fiction to present an authentic and emotionally compelling record of women's struggles to build new lives in a new land. This new edition has been expanded to include additional material on recent Asian and Hispanic immigration and an updated bibliography.

"This book is a collection of first-hand accounts of the experiences and conditions surrounding the emigration of women f...(Read More)
 
 
Democratic Miners
Democratic Miners (April 1994)
Work and Labor Relations in the Anthracite Coal Industry, 1875-1925
Perry K. Blatz - Author

“Perry K. Blatz has written a solid account of labor-management relations in the anthracite coal fields. It is a study that vividly displays the dynamic interrelationship between capital, labor, and the state on a regional basis....It is well-researched, well-written, and a much-needed study of an important period of American labor history.” —American Historical Review

“I heartily recommend this bo...(Read More)
 
 
Cohesion and Dissent in America
Cohesion and Dissent in America (December 1993)
Carol Colatrella - Editor
Joseph Alkana - Editor

This book addresses one of the most important theories to arise in recent American literary scholarship. Developed over the past two decades, Sacvan Bercovitch's ideas about the relationship of American cultural institutions to voices of dissent have repeatedly posed challenges to pervasive assumptions about American culture and the methods used by cultural critics and literary historians. The contributors to this book respond to different aspect...(Read More)
 
 
The Gentle General
The Gentle General (October 1993)
Rose Pesotta, Anarchist and Labor Organizer
Elaine Leeder - Author

"This biography is long overdue." -- David Porter, State University of New York, Empire State College

This is the first major biography of Rose Pesotta, the organizer and vice president of the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) from 1933 to 1944. After moving to the United States from the Ukraine in 1913, Pesotta became involved in the resurgence of the garment workers' industry, women's labor colleges, and labor activism. ...(Read More)
 
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