Rank and File

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Rank and File

Rank and File

Personal Histories by Working-Class Organizers

By: Alice Lynd (Editor), Staughton Lynd (Editor)

audio performed by: James Edward Thomas, Brad Raymond, Tiffany Morgan, Jamie Renell, Jeanette Illidge
genre: History - History
publication date:03/17/2020
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In this long-out-of-print oral history classic, Alice and Staughton Lynd chronicle the stories of more than two dozen working-class organizers who occupied factories, held sit-down strikes, walked out, picketed, and found other bold and innovative ways to fight for workers' rights. 

Rank and File brings the militancy of these firebrand organizers to life - whether it was in founding unions, challenging sexism and racism, safety violations, and management intimidation, or working for broader social changes.