Working Detroit the making of a union town by Steve Babson

Cover of: Working Detroit | Steve Babson

Published by Adama Books in New York .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Detroit (Mich.),
  • Michigan,
  • Detroit

Subjects:

  • Labor unions -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History.,
  • Working class -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History.,
  • Detroit (Mich.) -- History.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 245-246.

Book details

StatementSteve Babson ... [et al.].
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHD6519.D6 B33 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 246 p. :
Number of Pages246
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2848825M
ISBN 100915361019
LC Control Number84011019

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