Barons of Labor: The San Francisco Building Trades and Union Power in the Progressive Era
by Michael Kazin
University of Illinois Press, 1987
Paper: 978-0-252-06075-5 | Cloth: 978-0-252-01345-4
Library of Congress Classification HD6515.B9S45 1987
Dewey Decimal Classification 331.881240979461

"Kazin's book is about far more than the construction industry: it also illuminates the social and political history of San Francisco. . . . Gracefully written and adorned with evocative portraits of local political and labor leaders, Barons of Labor is absorbing reading as well as a fine piece of history."-- The Nation
"A bold and pioneering work that revises our understanding of skilled craftsmen and the politics of class in the Progressive Era."-- Journal of American History
"Barons of Labor, is superb work, carefully researched and written with clarity, vitality, and wit, a pleasure as well as an education to read." -- Labor History

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