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Waterfront Revolts

New York and London Dockworkers, 1946-61 (Working Class in American History)

by Colin J. Davis

  • 309 Want to read
  • 2 Currently reading

Published by University of Illinois Press .
Written in English

  • American history,
  • Economic history,
  • Social history,
  • History - U.S.,
  • History: American,
  • USA,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General,
  • Labor & Industrial Relations - General,
  • United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000),
  • History / United States / 20th Century,
  • United States - 20th Century,
  • 20th century,
  • England,
  • History,
  • Labor unions,
  • London,
  • New York,
  • New York (State),
  • Stevedores,
  • Strikes and lockouts

  • The Physical Object
    Number of Pages272
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9308425M
    ISBN 100252028783
    ISBN 109780252028786

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"Waterfront Revolts is an extremely ambitious, wide-ranging, and detailed study. A comparative history of this sort is a difficult thing, and Davis has succeeded admirably in drawing together the narrative strands that highlight both the similarities and the differences in the two ports."Cited by: 6.

Addressing questions of why dockworkers were such influential forces in the postwar industrial arena, Waterfront Revolts reveals how workers and trade unions directly influenced cold war politics, the economy, and culture--even across national borders.

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In Waterfront Revolts, Colin Davis offers a more refined analysis of time () and place (the great city ports of New York and London) than many earlier accounts, using the comparative method to identify the structural and cultural forces that lay behind the emergence of rank-and-file dockworker movements.

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