Root & Branch: The Rise of the Workers' Movements

Root & Branch: The Rise of the Workers' Movements

A book by the US libertarian socialist Root & Branch collective, published in 1975.

Taken with thanks from https://www.jeremybrecher.org/root-branch/

Links available to each article below.

Contents

introduction 11
by jeremy brecher

part one: on the job

the postal strike 28
by stanley aronowitz and jeremy brecher

keep on truckin' 39
by mac brockway

in the heart of the heart of the country 49
by peter herman

a break with the past 71
by stanley aronowitz

part two: the society we face

living conditions in the united states 94
by joe eyer

problems and prospects 111
by paul mattick, jr.

the origins of job structures in the steel industry 123
by katherine stone

automatic production 158
by joel stein

the united states and indochina 173
by paul mattick

part three: a look at the past

the official history of the seattle general strike 208
by the history committeeof the general strike committee

soviets and factory committees in the russian revolution 276
by peter rachleff

mass strike in france 300
by information correspondence ouvriere

part four: workers' councils

introduction 377
by peter rachleff

workers' councils 384
by anton pannekoek

part five: perspectives

a few reflections 501
by albert chameau

old left, new left, what's left? 513
by paul mattick, jr.

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Comments

lurdan
Dec 2 2021 21:01

Lightly cleaned these and combined them into one smaller file.

https://files.catbox.moe/afv91x.pdf

Fozzie
Dec 3 2021 08:36

Thanks Lurdan, that is a lot better! I am trying to upload it here but keep getting a "validation error" so possibly it is still too large at 33megs for Libcom...

lurdan
Dec 3 2021 16:26

Curses. I've squeezed it a bit more (there is a slight trade off of course). 24.5MB.

https://pixeldrain.com/u/1MZq3tW9

(Catbox's main page seems to be down today so that's a pixeldrain link which will expire in a few weeks).

For future reference what is the maximum file size?

syndicalist
Dec 3 2021 16:50

An excellent book. Helped me with my class struggle understanding and early on maturing political development.

While largely "councilist" in orientation (which I'm not, not in the formal sense at least), the critiques and possibilities were enlightening to this then late teen, near 20 year old (when the book was published in 1975).

Fozzie
Dec 3 2021 17:46
lurdan wrote:
Curses. I've squeezed it a bit more (there is a slight trade off of course). 24.5MB.

https://pixeldrain.com/u/1MZq3tW9

(Catbox's main page seems to be down today so that's a pixeldrain link which will expire in a few weeks).

For future reference what is the maximum file size?

Thanks! I’ll check that tomorrow. I think it’s 25megs so that should be ok. Not sure why that is.

I might start a geek thread about PDFs and what can be done with them too - it would be good to pick your brains.

lurdan
Dec 3 2021 18:27
Fozzie wrote:
it would be good to pick your brains.

Good luck with that.

Fozzie
Dec 4 2021 10:24
lurdan wrote:
Fozzie wrote:
it would be good to pick your brains.

Good luck with that.

Heh smile

Now one PDF, good stuff.

UseValueNotExch...
Dec 5 2021 20:41

I am working on transcribing each article too. Check back soon!

Steven.
Dec 5 2021 22:03

Great stuff! If the single PDF is still too big, you can just split it into multiple PDFs just by putting the first half in one and the 2nd half in another, using a website like this: https://smallpdf.com/split-pdf