Working-Class New York: Life and Labour since World War II

More than any other city in America, New York in the years after World War II carved out an idealistic and equitable path to the future. Largely through the efforts of its working class and the dynamic labour movement it built, New York City became the envied model of liberal America and the scourge of conservatives everywhere, with cheap and easy-to-use mass transit, work in small businesses and factories with good wages and benefits, affordable public housing, and healthcare for all. This volume considers the era.