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When Workers Shot Back : Class Conflict from 1877 to 1921 - by Robert Ovetz (Hardcover)

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Historians have documented the half-century of violent conflict between labor and capital after the Civil War, says Ovetz, and moralists have judged it, but he focuses instead on the self-organization of workers in order to situate class struggle within the existing class composition. Nearly half of the book deals with the 1877 and 1894 railroad strikes because they illustrate the organizational and strategic transition of class struggle. He constructs a trajectory theory of political violence that analyzes not only the tactics and strategies of workers to self-organize to re-compose working class power, but also how capital designs its tactics and strategies in order to restore its class power. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 603
Genre: Social Science, Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: History, History, History, History
Series Title: Historical Materialism Book
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Robert Ovetz
Language: English
Street Date: August 16, 2018
TCIN: 53687310
UPC: 9789004332348
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-1809
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