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The Resource Between a river & a mountain : the AFL-CIO and the Vietnam War, Edmund F. Wehrle, (electronic resource)

Between a river & a mountain : the AFL-CIO and the Vietnam War, Edmund F. Wehrle, (electronic resource)

Label
Between a river & a mountain : the AFL-CIO and the Vietnam War
Title
Between a river & a mountain
Title remainder
the AFL-CIO and the Vietnam War
Statement of responsibility
Edmund F. Wehrle
Title variation
Between a river and a mountain
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between a River and a Mountain details American labor's surprisingly complex relationship to the American war in Vietnam. Breaking from the simplistic story of "hard hat patriotism," Wehrle uses newly released archival material to demonstrate the AFL-CIO's continuing dedication to social, political, and economic reform in Vietnam. The complex, sometimes turbulent, relationship between American union leaders and their counterparts in the Vietnamese Confederation of Labor (known as the CVT) led to dangerous political compromises: the AFL-CIO eventually accepted much-needed support for their Vietnamese activities from the CIA, while the CVT's need to sustain their relationship with the Americans lured them into entanglements with a succession of corrupt Saigon governments. Although the story's endpoint--the painfully divided and weakened labor movement of the 1970s--may be familiar, Wehrle offers an entirely new understanding of the historical forces leading up to that decline, unraveling his story with considerable sophistication and narrative skill. "Stunning in its research and sophisticated in its analysis, Between a River and a Mountain is one of the best studies we have of labor and the Vietnam War."--Robert K. Brigham, Shirley Ecker Boskey Professor of History and International Relations, Vassar College "Skillfully blending diplomatic and labor history, Wehrle's book is a valuable contribution to the ever-widening literature on the Vietnam War." --George Herring, University of Kentucky "Wehrle has written a compelling and original study of the AFL-CIO, the South Vietnamese labor movement and the Vietnam War." --Judith Stein, Professor of History, City College and Graduate School of the City University of New York "With this important book, Edmund Wehrle gives us the first full-fledged scholarly examination of organized labor's relationship to the Vietnam War. Based on deep research in U.S. and foreign archives, and presented in clear and graceful prose, Between a River and a Mountain adds a great deal to our understanding of how the AFL-CIO approached the war and in turn was fundamentally altered by its staunch support for Americanization. Nor is it merely an American story that Wehrle tells, for he also presents fascinating information on the Vietnamese Confederation of Labor and its sometimes-strained relations with U.S. labor." --Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University Edmund F. Wehrle is Assistant Professor of History, Eastern Illinois University
Action
digitized
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1964-
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Wehrle, Edmund F.
Dewey number
331.8/0973/09047
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AFL-CIO
  • Labor movement
  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Labor movement
Label
Between a river & a mountain : the AFL-CIO and the Vietnam War, Edmund F. Wehrle, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-295) and index
Contents
Free trade unionism -- "No more pressing task than organizing in Southeast Asia" -- "It's a vast jungle and we're working on the periphery" -- New frontiers -- Into the quagmire -- Free fall, 1968-69 -- Entangling alliances and mounting costs, 1970-71 -- "The last of the Cold War Mohicans," 1972-75
Control code
ocn651719432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 304 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472025794
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)651719432
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Between a river & a mountain : the AFL-CIO and the Vietnam War, Edmund F. Wehrle, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-295) and index
Contents
Free trade unionism -- "No more pressing task than organizing in Southeast Asia" -- "It's a vast jungle and we're working on the periphery" -- New frontiers -- Into the quagmire -- Free fall, 1968-69 -- Entangling alliances and mounting costs, 1970-71 -- "The last of the Cold War Mohicans," 1972-75
Control code
ocn651719432
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 304 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472025794
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)651719432
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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