Grand Master Workman: Terence Powderly and the Knights of Labor Craig Phelan

ISBN: 9780313309489

Published: January 30th 2000

Hardcover

304 pages


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Grand Master Workman: Terence Powderly and the Knights of Labor  by  Craig Phelan

Grand Master Workman: Terence Powderly and the Knights of Labor by Craig Phelan
January 30th 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 304 pages | ISBN: 9780313309489 | 8.18 Mb

The Noble Order of the Knights of Labor was the most ambitious and significant labor organization of the Gilded Age. As the charismatic leader of this group, Terence Powderly was Americas first nationally known labor leader, the first to achieve aMoreThe Noble Order of the Knights of Labor was the most ambitious and significant labor organization of the Gilded Age. As the charismatic leader of this group, Terence Powderly was Americas first nationally known labor leader, the first to achieve a high degree of recognition from working people, industrialists, and politicians across the continent.

To most Americans, Powderly was the Knights of Labor. Based on an exhaustive examination of Powderlys voluminous correspondence, this book offers a critical analysis of Powderlys efforts to oversee the most spectacular experiment in class-wide solidarity ever undertaken.Phelan paints a sympathetic and probing portrait of a complex figure caught up in the whirlwind of local and national events. He details the challenges and pressures of labor leadership at a time when industrialization was convulsing the nation, and when the labor movement was struggling to build a viable national institution capable of creating a more egalitarian society.

The national focus of this study helps to synthesize the numerous community studies written on the Knights in recent years and offers fresh perspectives on the ultimate meaning of the organization. It is the first detailed examination of the Knights leadership since the Powderly and Hayes Papers have become available.



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