Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A reading list on labor strikes

At the Independent Alice-Azania Jarvis compiled a brief reading list on strikes, including one classic novel:
In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck

Steinbeck's novel about politics and labour in the United States, In Dubious Battle, is set in California apple farming country, where a strike by migrant workers spirals out of control, becoming a bloody clash of ideologies.

Events are seen through the eyes of Jim Nolan, a disillusioned young man who joins the Communists and – at least initially – stokes the strike's furnaces.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue