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Author Carew, Anthony, 1943- author
Title American labour's Cold War abroad : from deep freeze to détente, 1945-1970 / Anthony Carew
Imprint Edmonton, AB : AU Press, [2018]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HD8072.5 .C37 2018    AVAILABLE    30610020612321
Descript xviii, 510 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-493) and index
Facing the future--labour's world in 1945 -- Building labour's anti-communist opposition in Europe -- For multilateralism or "independent activities"? -- The AFL and CIO abroad: from rivalry to merger -- A wedding without a honeymoon -- Into the 1960s: claiming a second ICFTU scalp -- Who speaks for American labour? -- Toward an independent role -- Au revoir becomes adieu -- Conclusion: The 'Cold War' within the Cold War
"During the Cold War, American labour organizations were at the centre of the battle for the hearts and minds of working people. At a time when trade unions were a substantial force in both American and European politics, the fiercely anti-communist American Federation of Labor Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL CIO) set a strong example for labour organizations overseas. The AFL CIO cooperated closely with the US government on foreign policy and enjoyed an intimate, if sometimes strained, relationship with the CIA. The activities of its international staff, and especially the often secretive work of Jay Lovestone and Irving Brown--whose biographies read like characters plucked from a Le Carré novel--exerted a major influence on relationships in Europe and beyond. Having mastered the enormous volume of correspondence and other records generated by staffers Lovestone and Brown, Carew presents a lively and clear account of what has largely been an unknown dimension of the Cold War. In impressive detail, Carew maps the international programs of the AFL CIO during the Cold War and its relations with labour organizations abroad, in addition to providing a summary of the labour situation of a dozen or more countries including Finland, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Greece, and India. American Labour's Cold War Abroad reveals how the Cold War compelled trade unionists to reflect on the role of unions in a free society. Yet there was to be no meeting of minds on this, and at the end of the 1960s the AFL CIO broke with the mainstream of the international labour movement to pursue its own crusade against communism."-- Provided by publisher
Issued also in electronic formats
Subject AFL-CIO -- History -- 20th century
Labor unions -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Labor movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Anti-communist movements -- Europe -- History -- 20th century
International labor activities -- History -- 20th century
Cold War
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989
AFL-CIO -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Syndicats -- Activité politique -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Mouvement ouvrier -- États-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Anticommunisme -- Europe -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Travailleurs -- Activités internationales -- Histoire -- 20e siècle
Guerre froide
États-Unis -- Relations extérieures -- 1945-1989
AFL-CIO. fast (OCoLC)fst00535365
Cold War (1945-1989) fast (OCoLC)fst01754978
Labor unions -- Political activity. fast (OCoLC)fst00990299
International labor activities. fast (OCoLC)fst00976978
Diplomatic relations. fast (OCoLC)fst01907412
Anti-communist movements. fast (OCoLC)fst00810317
Europe. fast (OCoLC)fst01245064
Labor movement. fast (OCoLC)fst00990079
United States. fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Labor. bisacsh
1900-1999 fast
History. fast (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Author Athabasca University Press, publisher
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