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WORK AND STRUGGLE: VOICES OF U.S. LABOR RADICALISM

AVAILABLE DECEMBER 10

Edited by Paul LeBlanc

(New York/London: Routledge, 2010)

Paperback Price: $34.95 ISBN: 978-0-415-87824-1

http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415878241/

Work and Struggle: Voices from U.S. Labor Radicalism focuses on the history of U.S. labor with an emphasis on radical currents, which have been essential elements in the working-class movement from the mid nineteenth century to the late twentieth century.  Showcasing some of labor’s most important leaders, Work and Struggle offers students and instructors a variety of voices to learn from — each telling their story through their own words — through writings, memoirs and speeches, transcribed and introduced here by Paul Le Blanc. This collection of revolutionary voices will inspire anyone interested in the history of labor organizing.  Featuring: Thomas Paine, Frances Wright, Frederick Douglass, William Sylvis, Terence V. Powderly, Albert Parsons, (Mother) Mary Harris Jones, Eugene V. Debs, Fannia Cohn, John L. Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Genora Dollinger, Cesar Chavez, James Matles.

“Even a cursory look at work in the 21st century tells us that we live in radical times.   Work and Struggle is a collection of poignant writings from some of the greatest radical thinkers of the last two centuries – and required reading for anyone interested in how movements might develop in our own radical times.”  — Elaine Bernard, Ph.D., Executive Director of Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard Law School

“This book offers a great remedy for pessimism over labor’s current situation.  In every age and despite their status as a beleaguered minority, radicals have shaped labor movements that changed the world. Paul LeBlanc’s magnificent introduction and these compelling voices from the past provide hopeful and richly rewarding reading to anyone concerned about attaining greater justice in today’s world.” — Michael Honey, author of Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign. Those who want to revive and reinvigorate labor radicalism in the U.S. will find in Paul Le Blanc’s Work and Struggle an inspiring resource. Radical labor in this collection comes vividly to life, reminding us that the challenge of alternative ways of living has a long, admirable history.”  — Bryan D. Palmer, Editor, Labour/Le Travail & Canada Research Chair, Trent University

Paul Le Blanc is Professor of History at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA, where he served as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences from 2003 to 2009. He has also worked as a unionized healthcare worker, service employee, shipyard worker, and auto worker.  He is author of a number of books on labor and social movements, including Marx, Lenin and the Revolutionary Experience: Studies of Communism and Radicalism in the Age of Globalization (Routledge) and A Short History of the U.S. Working Class, and was an editor of 8-volume  International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest: 1500 to the Present.

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Socialism and Hope

INTERNATIONAL SOCIALIST REVIEW ISSUE 70 – NOW ONLINE

ISSUE 70:

March-April 2010

http://www.isreview.org/
 

Pirates of the Caribbean: How the U.S. is exploiting Haiti’s Tragedy

EDITORIAL

Letter from the editors

ANALYSIS IN BRIEF

Antonis Davanellos: European capitalism’s weakest link

PLUS: Michael Ratner on From Hebron to Yad Vashem, and Alan Bean on The persecution of Curtis Flowers

COLUMN

Phil Gasper • Critical Thinking 
Can we still stop environmental disaster?

FEATURES

Ashley Smith 
Haiti after the quake: Imperialism with a human face

Shaun Joseph 
Under the Eagle: U.S. imperialism in the Caribbean

Eric Ruder 
Egypt, Israel, and the U.S.: From Nasserism to collaboration

Heather Rogers 
The greening of capitalism

Amy Muldoon 
Animal, vegetable, movement? The politics of food

Anthony Arnove, David Zirin, and Howard Zinn 
Remembering Howard Zinn, 1922-2010 
Two tributes, plus Zinn on Eugene Debs and the idea of socialism

REVIEWS

Annie Zirin 
FDR’s New Deal and the fight for jobs 

Review of Nancy Rose: Put to Work: The WPA and Public Employment in the Great Depression …plus Chuck Stemke on the religious right; Lance Newman on The Ecological Revolution; Andy Coates on world health vs. the profit system; Alexander Billet on a new book a bout Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears; Michael Steven Smith on The Assassination of Fred Hampton; Jessica Hansen-Weaver on class violence in the U.S.; Michele Bollinger on twenty-five lies about Native Americans; Helen Scott on imperialism and literature; William Keach on science in the era of the romantic poets; Shaun Joseph on Slavoj Zizek

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