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By Steven J. Rosswurm

In 1949 and 1950, the Congress of commercial agencies (CIO) expelled many left-wing unions, representing 750,000 staff, simply because they have been supposedly Communist-dominated. This selection of formerly unpublished essays explores the heritage of these 11 left-led unions. a few essays think about particular facets of numerous unions--the Longshoremen, the United Electricians (UE), the Fur employees, and the nutrients and Tobacco Workers--while others absorb the effect of the federal government's and the Catholic church's anticommunism upon the unions as a whole.

This assortment additionally addresses significant family problems with twentieth-century the United States: race and govt coverage within the shaping of alternate unionism; the influence of anticommunism and the chilly battle on race relatives and operating stipulations; and the quick- and long-range impression of the expulsions upon the exertions flow. With groundbreaking essays that still problem the post-World warfare II interval, Southern staff and staff in non-basic industries, this e-book will entice scholars of radicalism, race family members, anticommunism, and exertions history.

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