Pure and Simple Politics :

Greene, Julie.

Pure and Simple Politics : The American Federation of Labor and Political Activism, 1881-1917. - 1 online resource (311 pages)

Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- The Historians and American Labor Politics -- State and Society in Progressive America -- PART ONE The Rise of Pure and Simple Politics -- CHAPTER ONE Building the Federation -- The Social Roots of the AFL -- Preserving the Trade Unions -- Gompers and the Triumph of Conservative Unionism -- CHAPTER TWO The Revolt Against Party Slavery -- The Problem of Working-Class Politics -- The Birth of "Pure and Simple" Politics -- Gompers's Political Vision -- CHAPTER THREE Labor's New Century -- The Federation's Political Agenda -- The Open-Shop Drive -- Lobbying and Class Conflict -- Beyond Lobbying -- PART TWO The Strike at the Ballot Box -- CHAPTER FOUR A Popular Uprising of Honest Men -- Labor's Program -- Resources at the Top -- Tactics at the Bottom -- Political Conflict in the AFL -- CHAPTER FIVE Delivering the Labor Vote -- Partisan Culture and the Working Class -- The Birth of Labor's Democracy -- Shall the People Rule? -- Prosperity Politics -- CHAPTER SIX Party Politics and Workers' Discontent -- Workers and the Campaign -- The Local Face of Labor Politics -- Workers Deliver Their Votes -- PART THREE The Retreat from Popular Politics -- CHAPTER SEVEN Quiet Campaigns -- Rebellion Within and Without -- Labor's Elite Politics -- The Changing Terrain of American Politics -- CHAPTER EIGHT The Making of Labor's Democracy -- AFL Politics and the New Democratic Order -- Recasting American Labor Politics -- Workers and the 1916 Presidential Campaign -- Conclusion -- Index.

This study explores the political evolution of the US labor movement, from 1881 to 1917.


American Federation of Labor--History.

Electronic books.

HD8055.A5 G784 1998