The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 13

The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 13: Cumulative Index

Peter J. Albert
Grace Palladino
Christina G. Larocco
Katarina Keane
Copyright Date: 2013
Pages: 320
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    The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 13
    Book Description:

    Samuel Gompers (1850 - 1924) devoted his life to improving the conditions of American workers through better wages, shorter workdays, and safer workplaces, achieved through common effort, democratic organization, and practical action. His objective was betterment, or, as he often said, more. His moral vision was grounded in a commitment to social justice and a passion for service. A cigar maker by trade, he became the American Federation of Labor's first president in 1886 and, except for one year, remained its president until his death, guiding it through prosperity and recession, war and peacetime. By the time Gompers died, the AFL was a major force on the national scene and had claimed over four million members. The twelve volumes of The Samuel Gompers Papers , edited by Stuart B. Kaufman, Peter J. Albert, and Grace Palladino, for the first time make Gompers' wide-ranging and complex documentary legacy accessible to scholars, students, historians, and serious readers in the labor movement and among the public at large. This invaluable comprehensive index provides a key to the Gompers volumes. It not only allows quick reference to individual documents but permits scholars to see at a glance the contours and emphases in subject matter and locate the substantive annotations of key individuals and unions, strikes and lockouts, conferences and meetings, and legislation and key concepts in the history of the Gompers era.

    eISBN: 978-0-252-09460-6
    Subjects: History, Business

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. INTRODUCTION
    (pp. ix-x)

    Publication of this cumulative index completes the work of the Samuel Gompers Project, to collect and publish the voluminous papers of the first president of the American Federation of Labor.

    It would be impossible to thank all the individuals and organizations that have supported the Samuel Gompers Project over the years, but we want to mention some of them. First, we want to acknowledge the great debt we owe our friend and colleague Stuart Kaufman, who envisioned this documentary record of workers in America in the half-century between 1875 and 1925, launched the Gompers Project, and saw our first volumes...

  4. CUMULATIVE INDEX
    (pp. 1-273)
  5. Back Matter
    (pp. 274-278)