Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left and Wilsonian Internationalism

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Making the World Safe for Workers: Labor, the Left and Wilsonian Internationalism

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Description

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.

ISBN

9780252037870

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

University of Illinois Press

City

Urbana, IL

Keywords

International Labour Organization, Woodrow Wilson, Labor, Labor unions, International labor activities, History, 20th century

Disciplines

History | Labor History | United States History