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Lichtenstein, Nelson

Works: 61 works in 234 publications in 5 languages and 12,982 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Music 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HD8066, 381.14906573
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Nelson Lichtenstein
Most widely held works by Nelson Lichtenstein
Wal-Mart : the face of twenty-first-century capitalism by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of essays that examine the largest corporation in America and includes information on its history and development as well as its impact on the American economy
State of the Union : a century of American labor by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The "labor question" became a burning issue during the Progressive Era because its solution seemed essential to the survival of American democracy itself. Beginning there, Lichtenstein takes us all the way to the organizing fever of contemporary Los Angeles, where the labor movement stands at the center of the effort to transform millions of new immigrants into alert citizen unionists. He offers an expansive survey of labor's upsurge during the 1930s, when the New Deal put a white, male version of industrial democracy at the heart of U.S. political culture. He debunks the myth of a postwar "management-labor accord" by showing that there was (at most) a limited, unstable truce. Lichtenstein argues that the ideas that had once sustained solidarity and citizenship in the world of work underwent a radical transformation when the rights-centered social movements of the 1960s and 1970s captured the nation's moral imagination. The labor movement was therefore tragically unprepared for the years of Reagan and Clinton: although technological change and a new era of global economics battered the unions, their real failure was one of ideas and political will. Throughout, Lichtenstein argues that labor's most important function, in theory if not always in practice, has been the vitalization of a democratic ethos, at work and in the larger society. To the extent that the unions fuse their purpose with that impulse, they can once again become central to the fate of the republic. State of the Union is an incisive history that tells the story of one of America's defining aspirations
The most dangerous man in Detroit : Walter Reuther and the fate of American labor by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Reuther, the most imaginative and powerful trade union leader of the past half-century, confronted the same problems facing millions of working Americans today: how to use the spectacular productivity of our economy to sustain and improve the standard of living and security of ordinary Americans. As Nelson Lichtenstein observes, Reuther, the president of the United Automobile Workers from 1946 to 1970, may not have had all the answers, but at least he was asking the right questions. The Most Dangerous Man in Detroit vividly recounts Reuther's remarkable ascent: his days as a skilled worker at Henry Ford's great River Rouge complex, his two-year odyssey in the Soviet Union's infant auto industry in the early 1930s, and his immersion in the violent labor upheavals of the late 1930s that gave rise to the CIO. Under Reuther, the autoworkers' standard of living doubled
Labor's war at home : the CIO in World War II by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )
26 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Labor's War at Home examines a critical period in American politics 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. Nelson 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 a
Political profiles ( Book )
in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The retail revolution : how Wal-Mart created a brave new world of business by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is an account of how a small Ozarks company upended the world of business and what that change means. Wal-Mart, the world's largest company, roared out of the rural South to change the way business is done. Deploying computer-age technology, Reagan-era politics, and Protestant evangelism, Sam Walton's firm became a byword for cheap goods and low-paid workers, famed for the ruthless efficiency of its global network of stores and factories. But the revolution has gone further: Sam's proteges have created a new economic order which puts thousands of manufacturers, indeed whole regions, in thrall to a retail royalty. Like the Pennsylvania Railroad and General Motors in their heyday, Wal-Mart sets the commercial model for a huge swath of the global economy. In this investigation, the author, a historian deepens and expands our knowledge of the merchandising giant. He shows that Wal-Mart's rise was closely linked to the cultural and religious values of Bible Belt America as well as to the imperial politics, deregulatory economics, and laissez-faire globalization of Ronald Reagan and his heirs. He explains how the company's success has transformed American politics, and he anticipates a day of reckoning, when challenges to the Wal-Mart way, at home and abroad, are likely to change the far-flung empire. Steeped in the culture of retail life, this book draws on first hand reporting from coastal China to rural Arkansas to give a fresh and necessary understanding of the phenomenon that has transformed international commerce
American capitalism : social thought and political economy in the twentieth century ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A contest of ideas : capital, politics, and labor by Nelson Lichtenstein( )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Ford ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the rise of Henry Ford from machinist and engineer to powerful industrialist. Examines his development of an automobile affordable to the masses and his institution of the five-dollar-a-day wage. Explores his disapproval of organized labor and his antagonistic relationship with his son
On the line : essays in the history of auto work ( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Industrial democracy in America : the ambiguous promise by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )
11 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Major problems in the history of American workers : documents and essays by Eileen Boris( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A. Philip Randolph for jobs & freedom ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of the African American labor leader, journalist, and civil rights activist, A. Philip Randolph. Randolph won the first national labor agreement for a black union, The Sleeping Car porters. His threat of a protest march on Washington forced President Roosevelt to ban segregation in the federal government and defense industries at the onset of WW II and again he forced Truman to integrate the military. Finally with the 1963 March on Washington, Randolph succeeded in placing civil rights at the forefront of the nation's legislative agenda as he passed the torch to Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes music of the labor and civil rights movements
The Johnson years by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )
9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Kennedy years by Inc Facts on File( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What's next for organized labor? : report of the Century Foundation Task Force on the Future of Unions by Century Foundation Task Force on the Future of Unions( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The right and labor in America : politics, ideology, and imagination by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This title explores the multifaceted history and range of conservative hostility toward unionism, opening the door to a fascinating set of individuals, movements, and institutions that help explain why, in much of the popular imagination, union leaders are always 'bosses' and trade union organizers are nothing short of 'thugs'
Who built America? : working people and the nation's economy, politics, culture, and society by Bruce C Levine( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the original edition authored by Joshua Freeman [and others] published in 1981
Walter Reuther : the most dangerous man in Detroit by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who built America? : working people and the nation's history ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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リクテンスタイン, ネルソン
English (173)
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