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William Sylvis, pioneer of American labor a study of the labor movement during the era of the Civil War. by Jonathan Philip Grossman

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Published by Octagon Books in New York .
Written in English

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  • Sylvis, William H.

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First pub. New York: Columbia University Press, 1945.

SeriesStudies in history, economics and public law -- 516
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14621449M

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Pennsylvanians played an important role in the development of the labor movement, and the Commonwealth was the site of some of the largest strikes in the history of American labor. William H. Sylvis, from Indiana County, was a founder of the Iron-Molders' International Union, and he later led the National Labor Union in William Sylvis, pioneer of American labor; a study of the labor movement during the era of the civil war. The life, speeches, labors, and essays of William H. Sylvis: Late president of the Iron-moulders' international union; and also of the National labor union Hardcover – January 1, by William H Sylvis Author: William H Sylvis. Home; All editions; William Sylvis, pioneer of American labor: a study of the labor movement during the era of the Civil War Grossman, Jonathan,

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