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

  title={The One Big Union in International Perspective: Revolutionary Industrial Unionism 1900-1925},
  author={Larry Peterson},
  journal={Labour/Le Travail},
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… 

Syndicalism and Strikes, Leadership and Influence: Britain, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, and the United States

  • R. Darlington
  • Economics, History
    International Labor and Working-Class History
  • 2013
Abstract The explosion of industrial and political militancy that swept the world during the early years of the twentieth century gave the revolutionary syndicalist movement a prominence and

Re-evaluating syndicalist opposition to the First World War

It has been argued that support for the First World War by the important French syndicalist organisation, the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) has tended to obscure the fact that other

Manufacturing Consensus? New Zealand Press Attitudes Toward the Labour Movement in 1890

This thesis investigates the attitudes of New Zealand newspapers to the social and economic tensions exacerbated by the emergence of a newly assertive labour movement in 1890, culminating in the

From Left Radicalism to Council Communism: Anton Pannekoek and Germon Revolutionary Marxism

The severe post-war political crisis in Germany during the years 1918-21 was the context for the emergence of a widespread network of workers’ councils which made a spectacular if rather ineffective


  • J. Brown
  • History
    The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
  • 2018
The vogue for the philosophy of Henri Bergson, and the popularity of vitalist ideas more generally, periodically claims the attention of historians of early twentieth-century American thought and

“Socialist Accounting” by Karl Polanyi: with preface “Socialism and the embedded economy”

Ariane Fischer, David Woodruff, and Johanna Bockman have translated Karl Polanyi’s “Sozialistische Rechnungslegung” [“Socialist Accounting”] from 1922. In this article, Polanyi laid out his model of

Benny Farm: The state, the community, and conflict

The Benny Farm case study is an examination of the urban redevelopment process in a project originally built for veterans of World War II. In 1991, the federal crown corporation, Canada Mortgage and

Anarchism and Syndicalism in the Colonial and Postcolonial World, 1870-1940

Before communism, anarchism and syndicalism were central to labour and the Left in the colonial and postcolonial world.Using studies from Africa,Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, this

Revolutionary Syndicalism. An International Perspective . Ed. by Marcel van der Linden and Wayne Thorpe. Scolar Press, Aldershot 1990. xi, 260 pp. £32.50.

  • E. Olssen
  • Political Science
    International Review of Social History
  • 1992
Mexico, Cuba, the Philippines, and El Salvador. Closing the book, therefore, we wonder to what domain its findings apply. For a quick summary and comparison of Iran and Nicaragua, for thoughtful

Mutiny from Victoria to Vladivostok, December 1918

<p> Six weeks after the Armistice was signed in 1918, a contingent of Canadian soldiers mobilized for battle in a new theatre of war – Siberia. The day of their departure, 21 December 1918, Quebecois



Revolutionary Syndicalism and French Labor: A Cause Without Rebels

In Sydney the duties of shop stewards expanded during the first World War and "militants emphasised the crucial importance of shop stewards as direct representatives of workers on the job." One

We Shall Be All

European Immigrant Workers and Labour Radicalism in Canada 18961932

  • 1979

638, 650; Bercuson, Fools and Wise Men, 114-15, 155ff.; McCormack