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The Turbulent Years

The Turbulent Years

A History of the American Worker, 1933–1941
July 2010
Trade Paperback · 880 Pages
$28.00 U.S. · $34.00 CAN · €19.99 E.U.
ISBN 9781608460649
Haymarket Books


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"A broad panorama in brilliant prose." —American Historical Review

In this groundbreaking work of labor history, Irving Bernstein uncovers a period when industrial trade unionism, working-class power, and socialism became the rallying cry for millions of workers in the fields, mills, mines, and factories of America. With an introduction by Frances Fox Piven.

About the Authors

Frances Fox Piven is faculty at the Graduate Center of CUNY. She is the author of several books on the social history of the Great Depression, including Regulating the Poor and Poor People's Movements, co-authored with Richard Cloward. More recently, she has written The War at Home, Challenging Authority: How Ordinary People Change America, and Keeping the Black Vote Down.