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The Turbulent Years
A History of the American Worker, 1933-1941
The era of American labor's greatest struggles, vividly reconstructed by one of labor history's greatest historians.

"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.

  • "Everthing important is here, presented in an even-handed, objective way." --Journal of American History "A broad panorama in brilliant prose." --American Historical Review

Other books by Irving Bernstein

  • The Lean Years

    A fascinating, comprehensive study of the American workforce, from the "roaring twenties" through the Great Depression.