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Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 09:16:47 +0200
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US Labor and Political Action 1918-24

From John Walker jgw@ch.u-net.com
5 November 1999

Those list members who will be in London in the middle of November may be interested in this. Others may be interested in knowing about the book itself

US Labor and Political Action 1918-24: A Comparison of Independent Political Action in New York, Chicago and Seattle, by Andrew Strouthous.

Description: Between 1918-24 major city centres of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), opposed by the AFL leadership, launched labour parties. Yet there is little published about this most substantial attempt to date by US labour to build an independent party.

This new book published by Macmillan Press not only rectifies this but also challenges the 'exceptionalist' view of the American class system. For the failure to build a labour party had more to do with opposition from the employers, the main parties and the AFL leadership than any ideological commitment to the 'American Dream'.

Andy Strouthous will be giving a short introduction to his book at Bookmarks. Wine will be served and a substantial discount offered on the normal hardback price of £42.50 Bookmarks Bookshop, 1 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QE on Tuesday 16 November from 6.30pm. For further information Phone 0171 637 1848

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