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The Resource The United States and the European trade union movement, 1944-1951, Federico Romero ; translated by Harvey Fergusson II

The United States and the European trade union movement, 1944-1951, Federico Romero ; translated by Harvey Fergusson II

Label
The United States and the European trade union movement, 1944-1951
Title
The United States and the European trade union movement, 1944-1951
Statement of responsibility
Federico Romero ; translated by Harvey Fergusson II
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
This book is a fresh and solidly documented study of U.S. postwar policy toward the reconstruction of European trade unions. Using Italy as a case study, Federico Romero demonstrates the weaknesses of the American strategy to reshape European societies in the likeness of American social pluralism. The United States sought postwar stability based on free trade, prosperity, and American security. In this scenario, Romero says, unions were to be independent of political parties, interested in wages, hours, and working conditions, and supportive of market capitalism. Mote precisely, the unions were to fit the AFL image, and Romero shows how the U.S. government cooperated with the AFL to support friendly anti-Communist unions. Romero exposes the shortcomings of a theory of modernization derived from the New Deal but deployed to support containment of communism. The high-wage postwar settlement in American industry could not be exported as a universal model, he concludes, because it depended on exceptional conditions enjoyed by the American economy in the 1940s and 1950s. This book is a translation of a study published in Italy in 1989 that was awarded the Walter Tobagi Prize
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Romero, Federico
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marshall Plan
  • Labor unions
  • Reconstruction (1939-1951)
  • Economic assistance, American
Label
The United States and the European trade union movement, 1944-1951, Federico Romero ; translated by Harvey Fergusson II
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26307614
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780807820650
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92027645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1506400
Label
The United States and the European trade union movement, 1944-1951, Federico Romero ; translated by Harvey Fergusson II
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
26307614
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 292 pages
Isbn
9780807820650
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
92027645
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1506400

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