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Richard O. Boyer (1903–1973)

Autor(a) de Labor's Untold Story

5+ Works 324 Membros 2 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Includes the name: Richard Owen Boyer

Obras por Richard O. Boyer

Associated Works

The 40s: The Story of a Decade (2014) — Contribuidor — 275 exemplares
Our lives : American labor stories — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares

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Nome canónico
Boyer, Richard O.
Data de nascimento
1903-01-10
Data de falecimento
1973-08-07
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Ocupações
journalist (The New Yorker)

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You have to be careful when you read some history books. You have to read with caution, testing each paragraph, sometimes each sentence, to see if there might be some sort of agenda hidden amongst the author's prose. That's not a concern with this tome. Misters Boyer and Morais wear their agenda on their sleeves. Labor's Untold Story is the story of the labor movement from the left-wing point of view. J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller and the Pinkerton Detective Agency are the bad guys; Gene Debs, Bill Haywood and the IWW are the heroes. The book covers the movement from the years immediately following the Civil War to the Eisenhower administration--the present day back when the book was first published. As a union member living a comfortable middle class American lifestyle, I read the book straddling the fence. I was a bit leery of rooting for the fervent socialists, even as I rejoiced over their occasional victories against the injustices perpetrated by the corporations and monopolists. But like any history written by the underdog, it is well worth reading, if for no other reason than to consider the well-known stories of history from a different perspective.
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Hamburgerclan | 1 outra crítica | Apr 5, 2009 |
A history of the rise of labour unions. how and why they fought for things we take for granted today ( 8 hour work days, medical and retirement benifits etc. ) Can be dry reading in parts but very informative.
 
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Also by
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Membros
324
Popularidade
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Avaliação
3.8
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2
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