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The so called ``socialism`` of Debs and London was for White men only - and Fitch ignores that fact as well.
To be sure, Mr Fitch hasn't peppered many rabid anti-union comments in the pages but his factual inaccuracies seem too sloppy to take the rest of the book seriously.
I have serious doubts, since change and improvement had already been planned as not to lose workers to other industries.
A great, dismaying look at how the post-plantation 'work system' in the U.S. has herded & corralled organized union labor into a penned - in and well supervised labyrinth of legal... Read morePublished 11 months ago by John A. Joslin
We believe that this gripping book will intrigue anyone who is interested in American politics, the labor movement, or social and economic reform. Read morePublished on December 21, 2006 by Rolf Dobelli
Having worked as a business journalist but dipped my toe into labor history, I find Fitch's book to be thoroughly comprehensive but never dull! Read morePublished on July 5, 2006 by Alex N.
Though Fitch does not offer any solutions, his expose is well chronicled. The documentation and stories are entertaining as well as informative, and his analysis does not omit the... Read morePublished on April 18, 2006 by Dagmar F. Pelzer
New York City-based labor reporter Robert Fitch`s new book, ``Solidarity For Sale, how corruption destroyed the labor movement and undermined America`s progress`` is a great expose... Read morePublished on April 14, 2006 by Gregory A. Butler
This book is an insult to everyone of the millions of American workers who support unions. An unfair, inaccurate, unbalanced, distorted portrayal of a movement that deserves the... Read morePublished on February 20, 2006 by Mother Jones
I know a little about the Northwest strike. Fitch says that the other Northwest unions abadoned the striking mechanics and cut a deal with the company. Not really. Read morePublished on February 16, 2006 by Rico Vado