Suggested Reading

BOOKS FOR ORGANIZERS

Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais
Labor’s Untold Story
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Alexandra Bradbury, Mark Brenner and Jane Slaughter
Secrets of a Successful Organizer
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Farrell Dobbs
Teamster Power
Pathfinder, 2008
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Farrell Dobbs

Teamster Rebellion
Pathfinder, 2008
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Labor Notes
How to Strike and Win
Labor Notes, 2019

Stoughton & Alice Lynd
The New Rank and File
ILR
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Jane F. McAlevery
A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy
Harper Collins, 2021
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Jane F. McAlevery
No Shortcuts
Oxford University Press, 2016
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Katherine Paterson
Bread and Roses Too
HMH
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Art Preis
Labor’s Giant Step
Pathfinder
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James W. Russell
The Labor Guide to Retirement Plans: For Union Organizers and Employees
Monthly Review, 2021
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Robert M. Schwartz
No Contract, No Peace!
Work Rights Press, 2014
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United Electrical Workers
Them and Us Unionism
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ALTERNATIVES IN LABOR ORGANIZING 1865-1948

Louis Adamic
Dynamite: The Story of Class Violence in America
N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1931
MLN Powell’s

Harry Braverman
Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century
N.Y.: Monthly Review Press, 1974
MLN Powell’s

Jeremy Brecher
Strike!
Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett, 1972
MLN Powell’s

Robert V. Bruce
1877: Year of Violence
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1959
MLN Powell’s

David T. Burbank
Reign of the Rabble: The St. Louis General Strike of 1877
N.Y.: August M. Kelley, 1966
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Herbert G. Gutman
Power & Culture: Essays in the American Working Class
N.Y.: The New Press, 1987
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Herbert G. Gutman
Work, Culture, and Society in Industrializing America: Essays in American Working Class and Social History
N.Y.: Random House, 1976
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Joyce L. Kornbluh
Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan, 1964
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John M. Laslett
Labor & the Left: A Study of Socialist and Radical Influences in the American Labor Movement, 1881-1924
N.Y.: Basic Books, 1970
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Bruce Laurie
Artisans Into Workers: Labor in Nineteenth-Century America
N.Y.: Hill and Wang, 1989
MLN Powell’s

David Montgomery
Workers’ Control in America: Studies in the history of work, technology, and labor struggles
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979
Powell’s

Terrance V. Powderly
The Path I Trod
New York: Columbia University Press, 1940
Powell’s

Terrance V. Powderly
Thirty Years of Labor
Philadelphia, 1889
MLN Powell’s

Franklin Rosemont
Joe Hill: The IWW & the Making of a Revolutionary Working Class Counterculture
Chicago: Charles H. Kerr, 2003
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Fred W. Thompson & Jon Bekken
The Industrial Workers of the World: Its First 100 Years
Cincinnati, IWW, 2006
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Norman J. Ware
The Industrial Worker 1840-1860
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1924
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Norman J. Ware
The Labor Movement in the United States 1860-1895: A Study in Democracy
N.Y.: Appleton, 1929
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Samuel Yellen
American Labor Struggles
N.Y.: Harcourt, Brace, 1936
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CLASSIC WORKS

Petr Kropotkin
Mutual Aid
Dover
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Karl Marx
Wage-Labor and Capital
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BLSC FEATURED AUTHORS

Eric Chester
The Wobblies in Their Heyday
Levellers Press
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Marty Comack
Wild Socialism
University Press of America
Amazon

Anatole Dolgoff
Left of the Left – My Memories of Sam Dolgoff
AK Press
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