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Labour and society in Britain and the USA

Neville Kirk

Labour and society in Britain and the USA

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Published by Scolar Press in Aldershot .
Written in English


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StatementNeville Kirk.
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Open LibraryOL22103522M
ISBN 101859281303

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Labour and Society in Britain and the USA: Volume Two: Challenge and Accommodation, – A study of workers, organized labour and society in Britain and America from the 18th century to the 20th. The second of a set of two, this study deals with the uneven Labour and society in Britain and the USA book of corporate capitalism and responses of employers and the state to.

Ethnic and religious groupings, not labour organization, dictated worker participation in politics in American cities. So that, although all adult, white male Americans were enfranchised long before their compeers in Britain, the possibilities for labour politics were no greater in the US than in Britain, and were perhaps even more limited.

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The military vote was overwhelmingly pro-Labour. Labor unions developed differently on the Continent than they did in Great Britain and in the United States, mainly because the European unions organized along industrial rather than along craft lines and because they engaged in more partisan political activity.

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