Labor and Urban Politics : Class Conflict and the Origins of Modern Liberalism in Chicago, 1864-97
This finely detailed narrative is the definitive account of the rise to power of the Chicago labor movement amidst the 1877 railroad strike, the 1886 struggle over the eight-hour workday, and the 1894 Pullman strike. Hinging on a major reinterpretation of the Haymarket era, Labor and Urban Politics argues for labor's profound influence on the shaping of urban politics and the transformation of liberalism in late nineteenth-century America.
- Hardback | 416 pages
- 159.5 x 237 x 29mm | 806.19g
- 01 May 1998
- University of Illinois Press
- Baltimore, United States
"Schneirov's excellent study examines the impact of the organized working class on Chicago politics from the end of the American Civil War to the close of the nineteenth century... This exhaustively researched book, which makes labour history an integral and important part of the mainstream American history, is heartily recommended." -- John F. Lyons, Labour History Reviews