The Fall of the House of Labor The Workplace, the State, and American Labor Activism, 1865-1925

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David Montgomery, The Fall of the House of Labor (1986)
1. Discusses the American workers world from 1880-1920
2. Main theme is the variety of American working class experience (skilled male worker, immigrant, Afro-American, female worker in the garment trades)
3. Discusses the revolution of "scientific management" in the metal working trades and the effectiveness of open shops pacifies the worker and the house of labor falls

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