The Path of Traditional Labor Politics

  • Vaughn Davis Bornet


BEFORE THERE COULD BE effective national political activity by organized laboring men in the United States, there first had to be enduring union organizations. Strong, stable labor unions in the nation have been a development of the twentieth century. It is not surprising, therefore, that it has been only in the comparatively recent past that the political desires of trade union leaders have received serious attention from platform makers and candidates for President.


Political Party Trade Union Democratic Republic Democratic Party Labor Movement 
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  1. 21.
    Samuel Gompers, Labor in Europe and America (New York, 1910), pp. 286–287. The sentiment was strikingly Jeffersonian.Google Scholar
  2. See many examples in Saul K. Padover, ed., Thomas Jefferson on Democracy (New York, 1939), 123–148; 151–2.Google Scholar
  3. 52.
    Walter F. McCaleb, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen (New York, 1936), pp. 118–119.Google Scholar
  4. 53.
    Morris Hillquit, Loose Leaves From a Busy Life (New York, 1934), p. 318;Google Scholar
  5. Paul H. Douglas, The Coming of a New Party (New York, 1932), p. 199; Wall Street Journal, November 4, 1924.Google Scholar
  6. 61.
    Jay Lovestone, La Follette—An Enemy of Labor: the Workers and La Follette (Chicago, n.d., 1924), copy in A. F. of L. Library.Google Scholar

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© Spartan Books, Inc. 1964

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vaughn Davis Bornet
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  1. 1.Southern Oregon CollegeUSA

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