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Pure and simple politics the American Federation of Labor and political activism, 1881-1917 by Julie Greene

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York, NY .
Written in English



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  • American Federation of Labor -- History,
  • Labor unions -- United States -- Political activity -- History,
  • Labor movement -- United States -- History,
  • United States -- Politics and government

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJulie Greene.
LC ClassificationsHD8055.A5 G784 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 293 p. ;
Number of Pages293
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL679061M
ISBN 100521433983
LC Control Number97025547

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