Workingmen’s Democracy

Workingmen's Democracy

The Knights of Labor and American Politics

Working Class in American History

by Leon Fink

Published by: University of Illinois Press

272 pages, 152.00 x 229.00 x 0.00 mm

  • ISBN: 9780252012563
  • Published: July 1985


Focusing on the operation and influence of the Knights of Labor --- the leading labor organization of the nineteenth century --- Workingmen's Democracy explores the dreams, achievements, and failures of a movement that sought to renew the democratic potential of American institutions. "The pick of a growing crop of studies on the American working class." -- The Nation "An important work, the best of several recent volumes on the Knights." -- American Historical Review