Workers' Movements in the United States Confront Imperialism: The Progressive Era Experience1

  title={Workers' Movements in the United States Confront Imperialism: The Progressive Era Experience1},
  author={D. Montgomery},
  journal={The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era},
  pages={7 - 42}
  • D. Montgomery
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
In 1898, the American Federation of Labor feared that colonial expansion would militarize the republic and undermine the living standards of American workers. Subsequent expansion of industrial production and of trade union membership soon replaced the fear of imperial expansion with an eagerness to enlarge the domain of American unions internationally alongside that of American business. In both Puerto Rico and Canada important groups of workers joined AFL unions on their own initiative. In… Expand
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