February 24, 2020

New York Times opinion columnist Jamelle Bouie mentions author Ahmed White in a column on Bernie Sanders' bid for the presidency. 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/11/opinion/sanders-labor-2020.html

August 18, 2017

In a new review, historian Randi Storch calls THE LAST GREAT STRIKE "thoughtful, well-written and carefully researched." She says it is a "powerful read, appropriate for the classroom and the general public." And she describes it as "particularly relevant in today's "p...

Professor Ahmed White's editorial on the 80th anniversary of the Memorial Day Massacre, one of the Little Steel Strike's earliest conflicts, appeared today in Jacobin. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/memorial-day-massacre-little-steel-strike-violence-police

Tim Goulet, writing for the International Socialist Review, calls THE LAST GREAT STRIKE "fascinating" and an "important contribution." He calls author Ahmed White "brilliant," a writer with a "sharp legal mind." In Goulet's words, "Ahmed White’s The Last Great Strike i...

Julia Smith, writing for the Monthly Review, calls THE LAST GREAT STRIKE "deeply researched" and "vividly narrated." In Smith's words, the book "is a strong piece of scholarship, rich with archival discoveries. Compelling and accessible, it draws on an impressive range...

February 16, 2017

According to the World Socialist Website, The Last Great Strike is "an important book." The reviewers applaud the author, Ahmed White, for his meticulous research and open-minded inquiry, saying that the Little Steel Strike "finally found a worthy historian in Ahmed Wh...

December 24, 2016

Louis Proyect, writing for Counterpunch, calls THE LAST GREAT STRIKE "magisterial" and "inspiring," cautioning that "[w]hile the labor struggles of the 1930s now seem as remote from our own experience today as the Chartist fight to win the vote in Great Britain, there...

November 1, 2016

The Australian Society for the Study of Labour History holds author Ahmed White up as an example of a scholar who is engaged in a "search for excellence, or perfection," a  quest for something that "lifts the spirits." According to the Journal, "[t]he extent of [White'...

 

Companies Use Violence to Undermine Union

 

By April 1937, most of the workers at Little Steel’s mills in the Calumet region of Indiana and Illinois had joined the union. There were 8000 union members at Bethlehem’s Cambria Works in Johnstown and 32,000 in the mills in...

 

STEEL WORKERS REBUFFED: COMPANIES REFUSE 8-HOUR WORKDAY

 

On March 30, 1937, the Steel Workers Organizing Committee asked Little Steel—four companies that each ranked among the 100 largest firms in America—to sign an agreement that guaranteed an 8-hour workday, 40-hour...

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In a new review, historian Randi Storch calls THE LAST GREAT STRIKE "thoughtful, well-written and carefully researched." She says it is a "powerful re...

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