Workers' control in Latin America, 1930-1979 - Jonathan C Brown

Peruvian miners on strike, 2008

A series of essays investigating the everyday acts through which Latin American workers attempted to assert more control over work processes and thereby add dignity to their lives, during the mass working class struggles in the mid-20th century. We do not agree with the leftist nationalist perspective of some of the essays but reproduce them all for the historical information therein.

Contents

  • Introduction: What is workers' control? - Jonathan C Brown
  • To relieve the misery: Sugar Mill workers and 1933 Cuban Revolution - Michael Marconi Braga
  • Acting for themselves: workers and the Mexican oil nationalisation - Jonathan C Brown
  • Rehabilitating the workers: the US Railway Mission to Mexico - Andrea Spears
  • Maintaining unity: railway workers and the Guatemalan revolution - Marc Christian McLeod
  • As you sow, so shall you reap: Argentine labour and the railway nationalisation - Maria Celina Tuozzo
  • Topics not suitable for propaganda: working-class resistance under Peronism - Michael Snodgrass
  • There should be dignity: São Paulo's women textile workers and the "strike of 300,189" - Joel Wolfe
  • Struggling for Emancipation: tungsten miners and the Bolivian revolution - Andrew Boeger
  • Continuing to be peasants: union militancy among Peruvian miners - Josh DeWind
  • Defending the nation's interest: Chilean miners and the copper nationalisation - Joanna Swanger
  • Conclusion: workers' control in Latin America - Jonathan C Brown
  • Selective bibliography of 20th-century Latin American labour history
  • Notes on the contributors
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Comments

Malcy
Aug 13 2016 02:43

The PDF for this seems to have gotten mixed up with one about Sylvia Pankhurst. From page 160 onwards it's a different book. Can it be fixed?

Anonymous
Aug 15 2016 10:49
Malcy wrote:
The PDF for this seems to have gotten mixed up with one about Sylvia Pankhurst. From page 160 onwards it's a different book. Can it be fixed?

thanks, fixed

Malcy
Aug 19 2016 01:21

Great. Thank you!