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"Without Blare of Trumpets"

Walter Drew, The National Erectors' Association, and the Open Shop Movement, 1903-1957

Subjects: History, American History, Class Studies
Hardcover : 9780472105762, 384 pages, 11 photographs, 6 x 9, February 1995
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A critical era in the development of American labor relations

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"Without Blare of Trumpets" provides a fresh look at the twentieth-century open shop movement. It reveals the central role played in that movement by the National Erectors' Association and by its commissioner, Walter Drew. Fine presents an absorbing account of the union-organized dynamiting campaign and illuminates the critical behind-the-scenes part played by Drew in one of the greatest labor trials in all of American history.
This important book adds to our understanding of the building and construction industry employer resistance to unionism, the role of the government in industrial relations, and the impact of the New Deal labor-management relations. "Without Blare of Trumpets" makes a major contribution to the fields of labor history, business history, and industrial relations. It will be of interest to students and scholars in many areas of American history, and to all those interested in the welfare of American jobs and American workers.
Sidney Fine is Andrew Dickson White Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Michigan, and the author of numerous books and articles.

Sidney Fine was Andrew Dickson White Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Michigan, and the author of numerous books and articles.