Strikebreaking & intimidation : mercenaries and masculinity in twentieth-century America

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  • Strikebreaking and intimidation
  • Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press ©2002
Physical description
1 online resource (xii, 328 pages) : illustrations.
  • 0807860468
  • 9780807860465
  • 0807827053
  • 9780807827055
  • 0807853739
  • 9780807853733
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-320) and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Print version record.
  • Introduction: The emergence of the anti-labor mercenary --The student as strikebreaker: College youth and the crisis of masculinity in the early twentieth century -- Gunfighters on the urban frontier: Strikebreakers in the car wars -- Forging a new masculinity: African American strikebreaking in the North in the early twentieth century -- Cossacks of the coal fields: Corporate mercenaries in the mine wars -- Ford's brass knuckles: Harry Bennett, the cult of muscularity, and anti-labor terror, 1920-1945 -- They shall not pass: Paramilitary combat against strikebreaking in the auto industry, 1933-1939 -- Epilogue: anti-unionism in America, 1945-2000.
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  • Print version:: Norwood, Stephen H. (Stephen Harlan), 1951- Strikebreaking & intimidation. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002 ; ISBN: 0807827053
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  • Using a social-historical approach, the author focuses on the mercenaries the corporations enlisted in their anti-union efforts and considers the paramilitary methods unions developed to counter them. The book also traces the economic restructuring which transformed corporate anti-unionism.