In this Book

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In this intellectually ambitious study, Elizabeth McKillen explores the significance of Wilsonian internationalism for workers and the influence of American labor in both shaping and undermining the foreign policies and war mobilization efforts of Woodrow Wilson's administration. McKillen highlights the major fault lines and conflicts that emerged within labor circles as Wilson pursued his agenda in the context of Mexican and European revolutions, World War I, and the Versailles Peace Conference. As McKillen shows, the choice to collaborate with or resist U.S. foreign policy remained an important one for labor throughout the twentieth century. In fact, it continues to resonate today in debates over the global economy, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the impact of U.S. policies on workers at home and abroad.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. Part I: Mexico and the Western Hemisphere
  2. pp. 19-22
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  1. Chapter 1: The Mexican Revolution as Catalyst
  2. pp. 23-50
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  1. Part II: World War I and the U.S. Labor Debate over Neutrality and Preparedness
  2. pp. 51-55
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  1. Chapter 2: The Outbreak of World War I and the Socialist "War on War"
  2. pp. 56-90
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  1. Chapter 3: Antiwar Cultures of the AFL, the Debate over Preparedness, and the Gompers Turnabout
  2. pp. 91-122
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  1. Part III: U.S. Belligerency
  2. pp. 123-127
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  1. Chapter 4: Dialectical Relationships: Collaboration and Resistance in Wartime
  2. pp. 128-151
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  1. Chapter 5: The AFL, International Labor Politics, and Labor Dissent in 1918
  2. pp. 152-176
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  1. Part IV: Versailles and Its Aftermath
  2. pp. 177-180
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  1. Chapter 6: Making the World Safe for Workers? The AFL, Wilson, and the Creation of the ILO at Versailles
  2. pp. 181-207
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  1. Chapter 7: U.S. Labor Irreconcilables and Reservationists and the Founding ILO Conference in Washington, D.C., November 1919
  2. pp. 208-240
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 241-246
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 247-286
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  1. Abbreviations and Primary Sources
  2. pp. 287-292
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-299
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252095139
Print ISBN
9780252037870
MARC Record
OCLC
860827899
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2013-11-04
Language
English
Open Access
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