Richard Cloward

Poor people's movements: why they succeed, how they fail - Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward

Examinations of four different periods of struggles in the US, from the depression to the civil rights movement, suggesting formal organisationalism led them to fail.

The US industrial workers’ movement

Victorious: Flint sitdown strikers in 1937

Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward analyse the movement of industrial workers and the role of the unions following the great depression, from the sitdown strikes to the union no strike deals of World War II.

The unemployed workers’ movement - Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward

Unemployed Workers in the Great Depression

Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward give a detailed account and analysis of the militant movement of unemployed American workers during the Great Depression, how it developed and how it was recuperated by the government through its own leaders.