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To account for the persistent struggles of a working people that only episodically (and even then with hut a small minority) sought to transform democratic capitalism, and to do so without exaggerating the reality of employer or governmental opposition, will not produce an heroic synthesis of this country's history, to be sure. But it could abet an even more serious appreciation of the highly complex social and political lives Americas working men and women.


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Salvatore, N. (1998). American labor history [Electronic version]. In M. F. Neufeld & J. T. McKelvey (Eds.), Industrial relations at the dawn of the new millenium (pp. 114-123). Ithaca, NY: ILR Press.

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