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- DescriptionProviding incisive commentary on the historical and contemporary American working class experience, Banded Together: Ecomic Democratization in the Brass Valley documents a community's efforts to rebuild and revitalize itself in the aftermath of deindustrialization. Through powerful oral histories and other primary sources, Jeremy Brecher tells the story of a group of average Americans--factory workers, housewives, parishioners, and organizers--who tried to create a democratic alternative to the ecomic powerlessness caused by the closing of factories in the Connecticut Naugatuck Valley region during the 1970s and 1980s. This volume focuses on grassroots organization, democratically controlled enterprises, and supportive public policies, providing examples from the Naugatuck Valley Project community-alliance that remain relevant to the ecomic problems of today and tomorrow. Drawing on more than a hundred interviews with Project leaders, staff, and other kwledgeable members of the local community, Brecher illustrates how the Naugatuck Valley Project served as a vehicle for community members to establish greater control over their ecomic lives.
- Author BiographyJeremy Brecher is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, historian, activist, and writer. His other books include Strike! and Globalization from Below: The Power of Solidarity. He lives in western Connecticut.
- Author(s)Jeremy Brecher
- PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
- Date of Publication01/05/2011
- SubjectSocial Studies: General
- Series TitleThe Working Class in American History
- Place of PublicationBaltimore
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Illinois Press
- Weight499 g
- Width3887 mm
- Height5817 mm
- Spine20 mm
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