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Catholic Labor Movements in Europe
by Paul Misner
Catholic University of America Press, 2015
eISBN: 978-0-8132-2754-2 | Cloth: 978-0-8132-2753-5
Library of Congress Classification HD6338.2.E8M57 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 331.8809409041

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Catholic Labor Movements in Europe narrates the history of industrial labor movements of Catholic inspiration in the period from the onset of World War I to the reconstruction after World War II. The stated goal of concerned Catholics in the 1920s and 1930s was to "rechristianize society." But dominant labor movements in many countries during this period consisted of socialist elements that viewed religion as an obstacle to social progress. It was a daunting challenge to build robust organizations of Catholics who identified themselves with the working classes and their struggles.

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