Barons of labor

the San Francisco building trades and union power in the Progressive Era by Michael Kazin

Publisher: University of Illinois Press in Urbana

Written in English
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  • Building Trades Council (San Francisco, Calif.) -- History.,
  • Trade-unions -- Building trades -- California -- San Francisco -- History.,
  • Building trades -- California -- San Francisco -- History.,
  • San Francisco (Calif.) -- History.

Edition Notes

Includesbibliographies and index.

StatementMichael Kazin.
SeriesThe Working class in American history
LC ClassificationsHD6515.B9
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21212870M
ISBN 10025201345X

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Josephson brings the Robber Barons alive. For anyone interested in how men can amass such great fortunes the book provides plenty of clues by revealing the strategies used by the Robber Barons.

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