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The Samuel Gompers Papers, Volume 13

Cumulative Index

Peter J. Albert

Publication Year: 2013

Samuel Gompers (1850 - 1924) devoted his life to improving the conditions of American workers through better wages, shorter workdays, and safer workplaces, achieved through common effort, democratic organization, and practical action. His objective was betterment, or, as he often said, more. His moral vision was grounded in a commitment to social justice and a passion for service. A cigar maker by trade, he became the American Federation of Labor's first president in 1886 and, except for one year, remained its president until his death, guiding it through prosperity and recession, war and peacetime. By the time Gompers died, the AFL was a major force on the national scene and had claimed over four million members. The twelve volumes of The Samuel Gompers Papers , edited by Stuart B. Kaufman, Peter J. Albert, and Grace Palladino, for the first time make Gompers' wide-ranging and complex documentary legacy accessible to scholars, students, historians, and serious readers in the labor movement and among the public at large.   This invaluable comprehensive index provides a key to the Gompers volumes. It not only allows quick reference to individual documents but permits scholars to see at a glance the contours and emphases in subject matter and locate the substantive annotations of key individuals and unions, strikes and lockouts, conferences and meetings, and legislation and key concepts in the history of the Gompers era.

Published by: University of Illinois Press

Cover

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pp. 1-3

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. iii-v

Contents

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p. vii-vii

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Introduction

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pp. ix-x

Publication of this cumulative index completes the work of the Samuel Gompers Project, to collect and publish the voluminous papers of the first president of the American Federation of Labor. I t would be impossible to thank all the individuals and organizations that have supported the Samuel Gompers Project over the years, but we want to mention some of them. First, we want to acknowledge the ...

Cumulative Index

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pp. 1-272


E-ISBN-13: 9780252094606
Print-ISBN-13: 9780252037429

Page Count: 320
Publication Year: 2013

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  • Labor unions -- United States -- History -- Sources.
  • Labor movement -- United States -- History -- Sources.
  • Gompers, Samuel, 1850-1924 -- Archives.
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