By Howell John Harris
This publication examines how a bunch of brands of steel items in America's 3rd biggest urban helped one another to satisfy the demanding situations of equipped exertions (and occasionally an interventionist nation) within the half-century among the "second commercial revolution" and the second one international conflict. It analyzes exertions matters through a cautious neighborhood case examine, yet its conclusions in regards to the interaction of work, equipped capital, legislations, and the kingdom in deciding upon the destiny of employees' rights and employers' pursuits have huge relevance to the historical past and politics of twentieth-century commercial family members.
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Extra info for Bloodless Victories: The Rise and Fall of the Open Shop in the Philadelphia Metal Trades, 1890-1940
First published New York, 1908), Ch. 7; Roger Lane, William Dorsey's Philadelphia and Ours: On the Past and Future of the Black City in America (New York, 1991), esp. Ch. 3. S. Bureau of the Census, Occupations at the Twelfth Census, pp. 672-78. Philadelphia Labor College, Trade Union Conference: Elimination of Waste in Industry, April 9-10, 1927 (Philadelphia, 1927), p. 64; cf. , 1986), p. 39. Cf. Philadelphia's sister city - John Bodnar, Roger Simon, and Michael P. Webber, Lives of Their Own: Blacks, Italians, and Poles in Pittsburgh, 1900-1914 (Urbana, 1982), pp.
I am most interested in formal organization and overt, public behavior. For the most part, metalworking employers and the MMA will speak through their authorized representatives, their elected leaders, the journals that they controlled, and the actions that they took. This is partly a matter of methodological bias, but more a reflection of the availability of worthwhile evidence. The same will be true of my approach to their workers and their unions. Surviving contemporary data on the private convictions of the rank-and-flle will be used, where appropriate, but only with due caution.
T. Salter, Boss Rule: Portraits in City Politics (New York, 1935), esp. pp. 21-22, 179, 212, 216 - quote at p. 54. S. Department, of Commerce and Labor, Occupations at the Twelfth Census, pp. 672-78. For a detailed exploration of the working of these processes in the Philadelphia labor market in general, see Licht, Getting Work, esp. Chs. 2 - 5 . Helen M . H e r r m a n n , Ten Years of Work Experience of Philadelphia Machinists (Philadelphia, 1938), p p . 13, 1 5 - 1 8 , 2 7 . 41 Almost all of the foremen, and many managers and even entrepreneurs, had started out as skilled workers.
Bloodless Victories: The Rise and Fall of the Open Shop in the Philadelphia Metal Trades, 1890-1940 by Howell John Harris