Neither Pure Nor Simple

  title={Neither Pure Nor Simple},
  author={Walter Licht},
  journal={Reviews in American History},
  pages={610 - 617}
  • Walter Licht
  • Published 1 December 1999
  • History
  • Reviews in American History
These books further complicate Samuel Gompers and the American Federation of Labor. While work, working-class community and consciousness, and gender, race and ethnic relations among laboring peoples have been the dominant subjects of labor history inquiry in recent decades, the traditional study of the institutionalized trade union movement has not flagged. Specifically, and with some irony, the mainstream American Federation of Labor (AFL) continues to draw the attention of labor historians… 
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