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Bernstein, Irving 1916-2001

Overview
Works: 67 works in 288 publications in 2 languages and 10,577 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD8072, 331.0973
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Most widely held works about Irving Bernstein
 
Most widely held works by Irving Bernstein
Guns or butter : the presidency of Lyndon Johnson by Irving Bernstein( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 2,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the dark moments after Kennedy's assassination in 1963, to the heady days of legislative victories of 1965, to the bloody crescendo of riots, assassinations, and military battles in 1968, Johnson's administration was a defining moment in modern American history. In Guns or Butter, Irving Bernstein brilliantly captures both the events and the meaning of those momentous years. Aside from its historical value, this book has major current significance. The legislative program Newt Gingrich and his Republican colleagues introduced in 1995 was designed to repeal the Great Society. Before doing so, members of Congress and the interested public should understand Lyndon Johnson's vision and the legislation that was enacted during the sixties. Guns or Butter provides that critical information
Promises kept : John F. Kennedy's new frontier by Irving Bernstein( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this brilliant reassessment of the Kennedy years based on primary sources, Bernstein vividly recreates many of the major political and social confrontations of the early '60s, especially the burgeoning struggle for civil rights. He describes the 1961 Freedom Ride bus trip that headed south to defy Jim Crow (James Farmer and six other blacks were horribly beaten when the bus arrived in Birmingham) and the violent riot on the campus of Ole Miss where a young James Meredith, with the backing of Kennedy's Justice Department, the National Guard, and the U.S. Army, became the first black ever to register at that bastion of the Deep South. Bernstein also examines Kennedy's determined fight to push through education aid bills, raise the minimum wage, establish Medicare and revitalize the American economy and create full employment. Kennedy survived the early stumbles of inexperience, Bernstein concludes, to become a master of legislative politics. By November of 1963, he had forged a working relationship with a hostile Congress and made the breakthroughs that would lead to the tax cut, the Civil Rights Act, federal aid for education, and Medicare in 1964 and 1965
The lean years; a history of the American worker, 1920-1933 by Irving Bernstein( Book )

47 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of American labor between 1920 and 1933 -- its period of greatest crisis."--Page 4 of cover
Turbulent years; a history of the American worker, 1933-1941 by Irving Bernstein( Book )

22 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume of Irving Bernstein's History of the American Worker is concerned with the struggle of labor under the New Deal, 1933-1941. In these years, labor recovered from the early days of the Great Depression and became a dominant force in American politics and society. We see the effect of Franklin Roosevelt's election--and the influence of labor in assuring it; the passage of the National Industrial Recovery Act and its subsequent defeat in the Supreme Court; the rising power of unions and their invasion of new industrial fields, leading to discontent within the A F of L and ultimately to the formation of the CIO. Labor's new weapon, the sit-down strike, is described vividly along with the government's puzzled reaction. The Wagner Act--"labor's charter of liberty"--Is traced through its passage and operation. Finally we see the split between Roosevelt and John L. Lewis, leading to Lewis' support of Willkie in the 1940 election. With the attack on Pearl Harbor, American labor's history took a new turn, and with it this volume closes.--From publisher description
A caring society : the New Deal, the worker, and the Great Depression : a history of the American worker, 1933-1941 by Irving Bernstein( Book )

14 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of social history, labor history and a history of the New Deal, interweaving stories of migrant workers, laborers and policy makers. One chapter is devoted to the arts of the period and their portrayals of workers. Summaries of several leftist plays are also given, including plays by Clifford Odets, Lillian Hellman, and Erskine Caldwell. Also has several pages of photographs of Depression scenes and leaders of the period
The New Deal collective bargaining policy by Irving Bernstein( Book )

16 editions published between 1950 and 1975 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arbitration of wages by Irving Bernstein( Book )

11 editions published in 1954 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emergency disputes and national policy by Industrial Relations Research Association( )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2018 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merit employment : nondiscrimination in industry. by Paul Bullock( )

4 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected works of Irving Bernstein by Irving Bernstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collective bargaining by Edgar L Warren( Book )

4 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unemployment, problems and policies : selected papers( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strikes by William Goldner( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the American worker by Irving Bernstein( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 1985 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economics of television film production and distribution : a report to Screen Actors Guild by Irving Bernstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Union security by Orme Wheelock Phelps( Book )

3 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood at the crossroads : an economic study of the motion picture industry by Irving Bernstein( Book )

3 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The growth of American unions by Irving Bernstein( Book )

4 editions published between 1954 and 1961 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Control of coffee in World War I by Irving Bernstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the American worker. Ill by Irving Bernstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1983 in English and German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Guns or butter : the presidency of Lyndon Johnson
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The lean years; a history of the American worker, 1920-1933Turbulent years; a history of the American worker, 1933-1941
Alternative Names
Bernstein, Irving

Irving Bernstein American historian

Irving Bernstein Amerikaans historicus (1916-2001)

Languages
English (218)

German (1)