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A Contest of Ideas: Capital, Politics, and Labor

Nelson Lichtenstein


For more than thirty years the author of this book has deployed his scholarship—on labor, politics, and social thought—to chart the history and prospects of a progressive America. This book collects and updates many of the author's most provocative and controversial essays and reviews. The book links 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, the book offers important perspectives on the ... More

Keywords: labor movement, politics, social thought, progressive America, political thought, culture of rights, solidarity, conservatism, public policy, political culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037856
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037856.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nelson Lichtenstein, author
University of California

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