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Waterfront Revolts

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During the decade that followed the end of World War II, American and English dockworkers undertook a series of militant revolts against their employers, their governments, and even their union leaderships.

In this in-depth comparative study, Colin Davis draws on a wide range of sources to explore the upheavals on both sides of the Atlantic. Davis examines the dynamics of work and work stoppage along the two pivotal waterfronts, showing how issues of race, organised crime, union affiliation, working conditions, and Cold War politics shaped waterfront uprisings and the state's response to them. He explores other key differences between American and British labour, such as the cultural forces that led to the emergence of rank-and-file dockworkers' movements, degree of governmental oversight, methods of obtaining work, and specifics of ethnic and racial identification. Addressing questions of why dockworkers were such influential forces in the postwar industrial arena, Waterfront Revolts reveals how workers and trade unions directly influenced cold war politics, the economy, and culture--even across national borders.

Published in 2003.

The DJ is present and in good condition. Internally good with a few pencil annotations.

Of interest to historians and the general reader.

Item details

Author(s):
Davis, C.J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0252028783
ISBN-13:
9780252028786
Number of pages:
246
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Title:
Waterfront Revolts: New York and London Dockworkers 1946-61

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During the decade that followed the end of World War II, American and English dockworkers undertook a series of militant revolts against their employers, their governments, and even their union leaderships.

In this in-depth comparative study, Colin Davis draws on a wide range of sources to explore the upheavals on both sides of the Atlantic. Davis examines the dynamics of work and work stoppage along the two pivotal waterfronts, showing how issues of race, organised crime, union affiliation, working conditions, and Cold War politics shaped waterfront uprisings and the state's response to them. He explores other key differences between American and British labour, such as the cultural forces that led to the emergence of rank-and-file dockworkers' movements, degree of governmental oversight, methods of obtaining work, and specifics of ethnic and racial identification. Addressing questions of why dockworkers were such influential forces in the postwar industrial arena, Waterfront Revolts reveals how workers and trade unions directly influenced cold war politics, the economy, and culture--even across national borders.

Published in 2003.

The DJ is present and in good condition. Internally good with a few pencil annotations.

Of interest to historians and the general reader.

Author(s):
Davis, C.J.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0252028783
ISBN-13:
9780252028786
Number of pages:
246
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Title:
Waterfront Revolts: New York and London Dockworkers 1946-61

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