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Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left, and Wilsonian Internationalism

Elizabeth McKillen


This intellectually ambitious study explores the significance of Wilsonian internationalism for workers and the influence of American labor in both shaping and undermining the foreign policies and war mobilization efforts of Woodrow Wilson's Administration. The book highlights the major fault lines that emerged within labor circles as Wilson pursued his agenda in the context of Mexican and European revolutions, World War I, and the Versailles Peace Conference. The book's spotlight falls on the American Federation of Labor, whose leadership collaborated extensively with Wilson, assisting with p ... More

Keywords: global economy, Wilsonian internationalism, American labor, Woodrow Wilson, revolutions, World War I, Versailles Peace Conference, American Federation of Labor, foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037870
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037870.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elizabeth McKillen, author
University of Maine