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From historian Thomas B. Allen, writer of Remember Pearl Harbor and George Washington, secret agent Master comes a sweeping, dramatic background of the american citizens who fought along the British at the wasting aspect of the yank Revolution. Allen’s compelling account contains an epic tale with a private middle, an American narrative sure to spellbind readers of Tom Fleming, David McCullough, and Joseph Ellis. the 1st booklet in over thirty years in this subject in Revolution battle heritage, Tories incorporates new learn and formerly unavailable fabric drawn from overseas information, telling the riveting tale of sour internecine clash throughout the tumultuous beginning of a nation.

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Adamic was not far wrong. With the sheer number of strikes per million workers more than tripling figures from the late 1920s and doubling those of 1930–1, 1934 marked a watershed-year in the history of US class-conflict. If rank-and-file militancy was crucial to this escalating pace of industrial battle, the violence of the struggles of 1934 was equally evident. The year opened with the New York Times complaining in February that arrests, injuries, and even deaths on picketlines were all too common.

Adamic was not far wrong. With the sheer number of strikes per million workers more than tripling figures from the late 1920s and doubling those of 1930–1, 1934 marked a watershed-year in the history of US class-conflict. If rank-and-file militancy was crucial to this escalating pace of industrial battle, the violence of the struggles of 1934 was equally evident. The year opened with the New York Times complaining in February that arrests, injuries, and even deaths on picketlines were all too common.

Revolutionary Teamsters is about people whom we now have difficulty imagining. The coupling has the ring of the oxymoronic. Indeed, it is meant to pose a question and mark it with exclamation. For in the ballroom where revolutionaries and workers routinely dance, Trotskyists, with whom this book is concerned, and teamsters, often judged the least radical of working-class tradeunionists, are not usually seen hoofing it together. They just don’t tango. If the latter are the leather-jacketed, cigarette-smoking clique gathered in the corner, demanding that all others give them a wide berth, the former are the proverbial wallflowers, metaphorically sitting alone on the sidelines.

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