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The One Big Union in International Perspective: Revolutionary Industrial Unionism 1900-1925

@article{Peterson1981TheOB,
  title={The One Big Union in International Perspective: Revolutionary Industrial Unionism 1900-1925},
  author={Larry Peterson},
  journal={Labour/Le Travail},
  year={1981},
  volume={7},
  pages={41-66}
}
THIS ARTICLE COMPARES and contrasts the attempts by workers in Britain, France, Germany, the United States, and Canada to organize industrial unions at the beginning of the twentieth century. It starts with the premise that revolutionary industrial unionism was an international phenomenon, arising from similar socioeconomic conditions in the advanced capitalist countries, and that simultaneous movements to found "one big union" of all industrial workers should be seen in this light. The article… 

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