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Lens, Sidney

Overview
Works: 78 works in 198 publications in 2 languages and 8,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HD5324, 331.892973
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Radicalism in America by Sidney Lens( Book )

31 editions published between 1966 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of radicalism in the United States from the Pilgrims and Roger Williams to Martin Luther King and present day radicalism. Included are personalities such as Samuel Adams, John Brown, Eugene Debs, and Fanny Wright and detailed accounts of the abolitionist movement, the utopians, the Marxists, the Molly Maguires, and others
The labor wars: from the Molly Maguires to the sitdowns by Sidney Lens( Book )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the bloody and revolutionary battles that marked the rise of the American labor movement. From the first famous martyrs, the "Molly Maguires" in the 1870s Pennsylvania coal fields, to the crucial workers' victory of the 1930s in the sitdown strike against General Motors, it was a history of pitched battle that frequently erupted into open warfare. One union even won a naval engagement (against a shipload of scabs). But this is also the story of the factional wars within the movement itself, and of the great leaders the movement generated: Eugene V. Debs, Samuel Gompers, William Z. Foster, Bill Haywood, John L. Lewis, Walter Reuther, and many more. Their lives, and the life of the movement they built, carry a special relevance today, even though labor chieftains now hold meetings poolside at resorts. For the labor wars were fought violently and often illegally, against the arrayed power of antagonistic courts, sheriffs, police, National Guardsmen and even Presidents.--From publisher description
The forging of the American empire by Sidney Lens( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a nation--the United States--that has conducted more than 160 wars and other military ventures while insisting that it loves peace and in the process has forged a world empire while maintaining its innocence of imperialistic designs. From Mexico to Lebanon, from China to the Dominican Republic, from Nicaragua to Vietnam, the United State has intervened regularly in the affairs of other nations. Yet the myth that Americans are benevolent, peace-loving people who will fight only to defend the rights of others lingers on; excesses and cruelties, though sometimes admitted, usually are regarded as momentary aberrations. -- Taken from book jacket flap
The Maginot Line syndrome : America's hopeless foreign policy by Sidney Lens( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bomb by Sidney Lens( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in Japanese and English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union for superiority in atomic weaponry since the inception of the Manhattan Project in 1939, and analyzes the danger of unleashing phenomenally destructive weapons upon the world
Permanent war : the militarization of America by Sidney Lens( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strikemakers & strikebreakers by Sidney Lens( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the origins and history of strikes in the United States and discusses their purpose, effectiveness, and how their resolutions affect the relationship between employees and their employers
Poverty: yesterday and today by Sidney Lens( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of poverty, describes its causes, victims, and discusses the various government antipoverty programs designed to erase poverty up to the early 1960's
Working men : the story of labor by Sidney Lens( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vietnam : a war on two fronts by Sidney Lens( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of American involvement in the Vietnam War, including a discussion of the antiwar movement in the United States
Unions, and what they do by Sidney Lens( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history, purpose, structure, operation, and activities of labor unions in the United States
A country is born; the story of the American Revolution by Sidney Lens( Book )

2 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa -awakening giant by Sidney Lens( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution and cold war by Sidney Lens( Book )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mine Mill conspiracy case by Sidney Lens( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Questions for the left by Sidney Lens( Book )

4 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of foreign aid by Sidney Lens( Book )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1964 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revolution-- and you : the story of the rising expectations of the world's people by Sidney Lens( Book )

4 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Dewey, a Marxian critique by Sidney Lens( Book )

3 editions published between 1942 and 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The forging of the American empire
Alternative Names
Lens, S.

Lens, Sidnej 1912-1986

Okun, Sid 1912-1986

Sidney Lens American labor leader

レンズ, S

レンズ, シドニー

Languages
English (132)

Japanese (5)

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The forging of the American empire