Labor's War at Home: The CIO in World War II

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Labor's War at Home examines a critical period in American political and labor history, beginning with the outbreak of war in Europe in 1939 through the wave of major industrial strikes that followed the war and accompanied the reconversion to a peacetime economy. Professor Lichtenstein is concerned both with the internal organizations and social dynamics of the labor movement (especially the Congress of Industrial Organizations), and with the relationship between the CIO, as well as other bodies of organized labor, and the Roosevelt administration. He argues that tensions within the labor movement and within the ranks of American business profoundly affected government policy during the war and the nature of organized labor's political arrangements worked out during the war established the foundations of social stability and labor politics that came to characterize the postwar world.

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A new edition of a classic book on how World War II changed the face of labor in the US

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"An impressive work which offers a useful perspective on the origins of the crisis the labor movement faces."
—The Nation

"[Lichtenstein's] research remains a significant contribution... for drawing attention to the critical importance of events that transpired for labor during what Eric Goldman thirty years ago labeled 'the crucial decade.'"
—Walter Licht, Reviews in American History

"Lichtenstein has compiled a splendid, well-researched book, written in an engaging and confident style. He effectively analyzes the search for labor stability during the war and, most important, what the implications were for trades unionism in the United States after 1945."
—The Economic History Review

"This book is essential reading for students of American labor."
—Craig A. Zabala, Contemporary Sociology

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