Silk Stockings and Socialism

Review :

A fun read about youth culture in Philadelphia in the 1920s, it is also a well-researched academic study of labor radicalism. It sets the Philadelphia scene in national and international context. One of the more interesting things I found in the book was how it demonstrated Philadelphia textile workers' support for labor organizing in the U.S. South. The book relies upon a variety of sources, with illustrative quotes from oral history interviews and analysis of the public memory of pivotal events in the labor movement.


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