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Lichtenstein, Nelson

Works: 69 works in 404 publications in 5 languages and 18,877 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Creator
Classifications: HD8066, 381.14906573
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Most widely held works about Nelson Lichtenstein
Most widely held works by Nelson Lichtenstein
State of the Union : a century of American labor by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,259 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
Wal-Mart : the face of twenty-first-century capitalism by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,752 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
A contest of ideas : capital, politics, and labor by Nelson Lichtenstein( )

13 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and held by 1,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For more than thirty years Nelson Lichtenstein has deployed his scholarship--on labor, politics, and social thought--to chart the history and prospects of a progressive America. A Contest of Ideas collects and updates many of Lichtenstein's most provocative and controversial essays and reviews. These incisive writings link the fate of the labor movement to the transformations in the shape of world capitalism, to the rise of the civil rights movement, and to the activists and intellectuals who have played such important roles. Tracing broad patterns of political thought, Lichtenstein offers important perspectives on the relationship of labor and the state, the tensions that sometimes exist between a culture of rights and the idea of solidarity, and the rise of conservatism in politics, law, and intellectual life. The volume closes with portraits of five activist intellectuals whose work has been vital to the conflicts that engage the labor movement, public policy, and political culture."--Publisher's website
The ILO from Geneva to the Pacific Rim : West meets East by Jill M Jensen( )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor's war at home : the CIO in World War II by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 1,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of a critical period in American politics and labour 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
American capitalism : social thought and political economy in the twentieth century by Nelson Lichtenstein( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, the legitimacy of American capitalism seems unchallenged. The link between open markets, economic growth, and democratic success has become common wisdom, not only among policy makers but for many intellectuals as well. In this instance, however, the past has hardly been prologue to contemporary confidence in the free market. "American Capitalism" presents thirteen thought-provoking essays that explain how a variety of individuals, many prominent intellectuals but others partisans in the combative world of business and policy, engaged with anxieties about the seismic economic changes in postwar America and, in the process, reconfigured the early twentieth-century ideology that put critique of economic power and privilege at its center. The essays consider a broad spectrum of figures -- from C.L.R. James and John Kenneth Galbraith to Peter Drucker and Ayn Rand -- and topics ranging from theories of Cold War "convergence" to the rise of the philanthropic Right. -- From publisher's description
The most dangerous man in Detroit : Walter Reuther and the fate of American labor by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,053 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
Political profiles by Eleanora W Schoenebaum( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Port Huron statement : sources and legacies of the New Left's founding manifesto by Richard Flacks( )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Port Huron Statement was the most important manifesto of the New Left student movement of the 1960s. Initially drafted by Tom Hayden and debated over the course of three days in 1962 at a meeting of student leaders, the statement was issued by Students for a Democratic Society as their founding document. Its key idea, "participatory democracy," proved a watchword for Sixties radicalism that has also reemerged in popular protests from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street. Featuring essays by some of the original contributors as well as prominent scholars who were influenced by the manifesto, The Port Huron Statement probes the origins, content, and contemporary influence of the document that heralded the emergence of a vibrant New Left in American culture and politics. Opening with an essay by Tom Hayden that provides a sweeping reflection on the document's enduring significance, the volume explores the diverse intellectual and cultural roots of the Statement, the uneasy dynamics between liberals and radicals that led to and followed this convergence, the ways participatory democracy was defined and deployed in the 1960s, and the continuing resonances this idea has for political movements today. An appendix includes the complete text of the original document. The Port Huron Statement offers a vivid portrait of a unique moment in the history of radicalism, showing that the ideas that inspired a generation of young radicals more than half a century ago are just as important and provocative today
The retail revolution : how Wal-Mart created a brave new world of business by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 911 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
Achieving workers' rights in the global economy by Richard P Appelbaum( )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world was shocked in April 2013 when more than 1,100 garment workers lost their lives in the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Dhaka. It was the worst industrial tragedy in the two-hundred-year history of mass apparel manufacture. This so-called accident was, in fact, just waiting to happen, and not merely because of the corruption and exploitation of workers so common in the garment industry. In Achieving Workers' Rights in the Global Economy, Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein argue that such tragic events, as well as the low wages, poor working conditions, and voicelessness endemic to the vast majority of workers who labor in the export industries of the global South arise from the very nature of world trade and production. Given their enormous power to squeeze prices and wages, northern brands and retailers today occupy the commanding heights of global capitalism. Retail-dominated supply chains--such as those with Walmart, Apple, and Nike at their heads--generate at least half of all world trade and include hundreds of millions of workers at thousands of contract manufacturers from Shenzhen and Shanghai to Sao Paulo and San Pedro Sula. This book offers an incisive analysis of this pernicious system along with essays that outline a set of practical guides to its radical reform"--Publisher's website
A. Philip Randolph : for jobs & freedom( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 603 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
Henry Ford by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 584 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
Labor's war at home : the CIO in World War II : with a new introduction by the author by Nelson Lichtenstein( )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of a classic book on how World War II changed the face of labor in the US
On the line : essays in the history of auto work by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major problems in the history of American workers : documents and essays by Eileen Boris( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial democracy in America : the ambiguous promise by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Industrial Democracy in America begins its close examination of what came to be known among collars of any colours as "the labour problem" with the railroad strikes of the 1870s. It contemplates America's industrial decline & provokes questions
The right and labor in America : politics, ideology, and imagination by Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 366 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 Nelson Lichtenstein( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the original edition authored by Joshua Freeman [and others] published in 1981
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 )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Wal-Mart : the face of twenty-first-century capitalism
Wal-Mart : the face of twenty-first-century capitalismLabor's war at home : the CIO in World War IIAmerican capitalism : social thought and political economy in the twentieth centuryThe most dangerous man in Detroit : Walter Reuther and the fate of American laborThe retail revolution : how Wal-Mart created a brave new world of businessLabor's war at home : the CIO in World War II : with a new introduction by the authorOn the line : essays in the history of auto workMajor problems in the history of American workers : documents and essays
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Nelson Lichtenstein American historian

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