Unions in Politics: Britain, Germany, and the United States in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

TitleUnions in Politics: Britain, Germany, and the United States in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMarks, Gary Wolfe
PublisherPrinceton University Press
CityPrinceton, NJ
KeywordsAmerican Exceptionalism, coalmining union, Organizational Revolution, printing union, state repression of unions
Abstract

This book combines the tools of political science, sociology, and labor history to offer a wide-ranging analysis of how unions have participated in politics in Britain, Germany, and the United States. Rather than focus exclusively on national union federations, Gary Marks investigates variations among individual unions both within and across these countries. By examining the individual unions that make up union movements, he probes beyond national descriptions of British laborism, German socialism, and American business unionism while bringing the analysis closer to the actual experiences of people who joined labor organizations.